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More than 50 species of butterflies flit between the petals of an ever-changing array of exotic plants inside the greenhouse as sunlight streams in through the glass ceilings. Outside, experts launch owls and falcons into the air to fly—and many come back down to land on the arms of the trainers. Since 1952, the staffers of Callaway Gardens’ educational nature preserve have immersed visitors in their passion for wildlife management and conservation across more than 6,500 acres of demonstration gardens, arboretums, and outdoor sports attractions. On overnight stays, Callaway Gardens welcomes guests into lodgings such as a rustic inn, 155 secluded pine cottages, and 57 stone and wood villas with balconies. Staffers regularly lead guided hikes through the woods, and help facilitate seasonal events—including circus, music, and theater performances and the holiday light and sound show "Fantasy in Lights", where guests weave through brightly-lit Christmas trees, toy soldiers, an enchanted rainbow forest, and more.