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Audubon Community Nature Center
Bring your friends to an evening of Monarchs and Margaritas at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday, August 30, 5-7
All that day, the Nature Center will have been a flurry of motion getting prepared for the next day’s family friendly Monarch Butterfly Festival. The multipurpose room will have been transformed into a butterfly house full of flowers and Monarchs in all stages of development: tiny eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies.
Monarchs and Margaritas is a time for adults to relax, have some fun, and be amazed at the Monarchs. Margaritas and south-of-the-border-themed appetizers are a reminder that Mexico is the destination of the butterflies that will be released the next afternoon.
Monarchs need help. Their populations have been decimated by habitat loss, deforestation, and drought. The evening will include opportunities for an up-close view of all stages of the Monarch life cycle and to learn about this amazing insect, their plight, and how you can help.
Just for fun, and to earn a chance at one of the basket raffles, participants can try out a unique party experience at the Silent Disco by dancing to music broadcast on wireless headphones.
Each admission includes two drink tickets. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages as well as margaritas are available.
A hint for first-timers: You may want to bring some cash for extra drinks, additional basket raffle tickets, and to shop for some great butterfly-themed merchandise at the Blue Heron Gift Shop.
Reserve early: admission is limited. Cost is $30 for those who reserve and pay by Tuesday, August 27, or $35 if you pay at the door. Pay by phone with a credit card at (716) 569-2345 during business hours, or register online at AudubonCNC.org/MonarchFestival.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit AudubonCNC.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.