Tag: Butterflies

Hawthorne Valley Open Hours for Butterfly House, Native Plant Garden and Trail

The Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program is welcoming visitors to its seasonal butterfly house, native plant garden, and short nature trail this Friday and Saturday.

Guided tours of the butterfly house will be offered on the hour, while guided tours of the native plant garden will be offered on the ½ hour. Visitors are also invited for self-guided exploration during opening hours; a kiosk and new signage on pollinators and plants provides information to enrich such exploration.

The butterfly house is stocked before with butterfly guests from the surrounding farm which are then released again back into the wild. Come view the “catch of the week” (weather dependent), search for the flowers in bloom, and enjoy a small, stream-side “phenology trail” where certain plants are monitored.

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 30, 2021 / 1 – 4pm
Saturday, July 31 / 10am – 1pm

No registration required

LOCATION: Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program Creekhouse
1075 Harlemville Road 
Ghent, 12075


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Butterfly Lecture at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Jun 2

“Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It?” by Maraleen Manos-Jones.

Environmental activist and master gardener Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as the “Butterfly Woman” as she has been raising, tagging, and releasing butterflies for over forty years. She is the author of The Spirit of Butterflies: Myth, Magic & Art, published by Harry Abrams. Manos-Jones was the first non-native woman to find the monarchs’ overwintering habitats in Mexico in 1977 after a two month search in the mountains, and she has returned to Mexico ever since working with the mountain people, helping to plant over six million trees around the monarch sanctuaries. She will share up-to-date information about the challenges the monarchs face and what concerned people living in the United States can do to help protect them.

“Maraleen is a great, impassioned, enthusiastic speaker, with fabulous stories and slides,” says Vivian Wachsberger, co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “The talk will be informative, educational, and entertaining.”

Saturday, June 2 2018, at 10:30am

$15/advance $20/day of
Visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2a0e7f to purchase tickets in advance

Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY



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