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Welcome to Our Farm
Wings of Enchantment Butterfly Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the local leader in supplying fresh, healthy butterflies for release while also offering educational programs, life cycle kits and interactive displays to our schools and community to raise awareness about the importance of butterflies in our environment.
BUTTERFLY EDUCATION AND AWARENESS DAY
,EN: 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), learning what to plant to attract Monarchs and a variety of New Mexico butterflies and face painting. 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.
Other participants include Albuquerque Garden Council, Santa Fe’s Harrell House of Bugs, Fish and Wildlife, Sandoval County Master Gardeners, Native Plant Society, Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters, Albuquerque Wildlife Federation, and BioPark BUGarium.
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.
LAVENDAR IN THE VILLAGE FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, 07.20-21.2019; 8:00am-3:00pm
WHERE: The Agri-Nature Center 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW – Village of Los Ranchos
WHY: One of our favorite events of the year!. Join over 10,000 lavender lovers, farmers, small businesses, musicians, yoga instructors, and come see our butterfly life cycle display. We’ll also have life cycle kits, books and other butterfly trinkets for sale. Click HERE for more information. All proceeds from the festival support local agriculture and educational programming.