BUTTERFLY EDUCATION AND AWARENESS DAY
WHEN: Saturday, 06.01.2019; 9:00am-2:00pm
WHERE: Plant World – 250 El Pueblo Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
WHY: Wings of Enchantment and Plant World join together to celebrate national Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD) to help promote the importance of planting for butterflies and other pollinators. Activities include making clay seed balls to take home, walking through the Butterfly Encounter to interact with and see all four stages of the butterfly ($2/person, cash only fee), and learning what to plant to attract Monarchs and a variety of New Mexico butterflies. Limited supply of native and non-native milkweed will be available for sale, as well as free milkweed seeds (while supplies last). Life cycle kits, books and other butterfly related items will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for other groups that will be joining us this year.
BUTTERFLY TAG AND RELEASE
WHEN: Tentatively set for Saturday, 09.14.2019; 9:00am-12:30pm
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.
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