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Upcoming Events

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

WHEN: Saturday, 04.21.2018; 10:00am-11:00pm

WHERE: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, 2424 Hwy 47,Belen, NM  87002

WHY: Visitors can pay to release butterflies – such a neat activity for kids! We will also have our life cycle display with butterflies in different stages of development for viewing. Click HERE for more information.

GARDENING PROGRAM FOR OSUNA UNIVERSITY

WHEN: Saturday, 05.05.2018; 1:00pm-2:00pm

WHERE: Osuna Nursery – 501 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque

WHY: Come learn about how planting a variety of host and nectar plants can help attract butterflies to your yard. This event is free to the public.

 

 

BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE DISPLAY

WHEN: Saturday, 05.12.2018; 10:00am-3:00pm

WHERE: Osuna Nursery – 501 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

WHY:  Come see our life-cycle display which includes all live stages of the butterfly. We’ll have life cycle kits for sale, along with other butterfly related books and trinkets.  Milkweed seeds will be available.

BUTTERFLY EDUCATION AND AWARENESS DAY

WHEN: Saturday, 06.02.2018; 9:00am-2:00pm

WHERE: Plant World – 250 El Pueblo Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

WHY: Wings of Enchantment and Plant World will participate in the national Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD)  to help promote the importance of planting for butterflies and other pollinators. Visitors can make clay seed balls to take home, walk through a butterfly display and feed butterflies ($2 fee), learn what to plant to attract Monarchs and a variety of New Mexico butterflies, and purchase native and non-native milkweed.

BUTTERFLY TAG AND RELEASE

WHEN: Saturday, 09.15.2018; 9:00am-12:00pm

WHERE: Jericho Nursery – 101 Alameda Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM

WHY: Step up and become a citizen scientist by doing your part in helping study the migration and breeding patterns of Monarch butterflies in the Southwest. You can adopt a monarch butterfly, we’ll show you how to tag it, and then you can release your butterfly.  Stay tuned for more information.

Past News/Events

September 2017 – Butterfly Tag and Release – Press Release

July 2017 – Lavender in the Village Festival – Photo

June 2017 – Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD) – Photo

May 2017 – KRQE NEWS 13 – Beautiful Pollinators Who Need Our Help

July 2015 – Albuquerque Journal Newspaper – Photo

May 2015 – East Mountain Directory “A Wing and a Prayer” – Article

April 2014 – Easter Butterfly Release – Press Release

June 2014 – Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD) – Press Release BEAD 2014

June 2013 – Albuquerque Journal Newspaper – The Power of Pollinators

 

 

 

 

 

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