The Monarch Butterfly Festival is about transformation. The auditorium will be transformed into a garden of wildflowers with butterflies flying about. One corner will have volunteers bringing butterflies over for people to hold. Another corner will have people tagging the butterflies with stickers to help scientists track their migration. Tiny butterfly eggs will be on display by the back windows, along with monarch caterpillars of all sizes. The largest ones can be held with the help of volunteers.
There will also be butterfly crafts for kids, food for sale, tours of Audubon’s butterfly garden and a plant sale aimed at getting more milkweed, the only food for monarch caterpillars, out into the community. Volunteers will also be on hand to help children and adults use insect nets outside to catch, identify and release butterflies on Audubon’s grounds. The seventh annual 2012 event will be bigger and better than ever before! Mark your calendars! Cost: TBD
Capture the beauty of live wildlife through the lens of a camera. Professional, amateur, and recreational photographers are invited to bring their camera to Hawk Creek Wildlife Center during their last event of the summer.
Join Hawk Creek’s wildlife experts as they provide a unique opportunity to photograph many of their popular, rare, and endangered animals up-close, in natural settings, and without barriers.
Volunteer Work Day at Massachusetts Avenue Project's Growing Green Urban Farm, 389 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo,NY 14213.