Join Sharon Audubon Center for a special celebration of the amazing world of butterflies! Activities will include tours of our new Butterfly House, Caterpillar Rearing Lab, and gardens. Enjoy presentations on native butterflies, planting for butterflies, container planting, and other related topics. It will be fun for the whole family with ongoing crafts and activities for kids, pollinator searches, native plant sale, music, food, and more.
- All ages are welcome
- $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under
- No advance pre-registration/ticket purchase necessary
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
- 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. - Yoga by the Pond
- 10:00 -10:45 a.m. - Pollinator Bioblitz (Insect Catching and Common Butterfly ID)
- 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Acknowledgements & Butterfly House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Every Half Hour - Monarch Life Cycle Activity for Kids
- 11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. - On-going Activities
- Butterfly House Tours
- Pollinator Garden Tours
- Butterfly Presentations (throughout the day - detailed schedule coming soon)
- Native Plant Sale
- Butterfly Boutique (merchandise available for purchase)
- Kid Crafts and Activities
- Storybook Walk
Please Note: The activity schedule is subject to change. Please check back for the final schedule of activities after Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
For any questions, call 860-364-0520.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Join us too for a special presentation by acclaimed author Dr. Douglas Tallamy on Friday, September 13 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Litchfield Community Center! Dr. Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home and professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, will share the importance of landscaping with native plants for the benefit of caterpillars, pollinators, and birds. Plus, Tallamy presentation attendees get 50% off one adult admission to the festival! Select here to learn more.
These events are part of Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon, a collaborative celebration of the art, science, and heritage of John James Audubon. Visitors are invited to enjoy area exhibits, special events, and programs from August 30 thru December 13, 2019. Select here to learn more.
Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries that encompass 3,000 acres primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.