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FMS Butterfly Station is in full swing! Special events series begins July 26; Station open through Aug. 11

July 25, 2017—The FMS Butterfly Station, a student-run butterfly house and native plant garden, is now open to the public for the 2017 season. Located on school grounds at 6072 State Farm Road, Guilderland, this is the station’s 19th year of operation.


In addition to walking among butterflies, visitors can watch how numerous butterfly species grow in the metamorphosis room, make free butterfly projects in the craft room, and enjoy the many interactive butterfly exhibits in the museum room.

The Butterfly Station is free and open to the public, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through August 11.

Beginning July 26, the Butterfly Station will host a number of special events, from 11 a.m. to noon, as noted below:

Wednesday, July 26: Silent Wings
Trish Marki, wildlife educator and rehabilitator and executive director of The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York and Silent Wings Raptors, will bring her feathered friends (such as hawks, owls and falcon) to FMS.

Tuesday, August 1: Loving Nature - Enjoying Time Outside
JoEllen Lampan, from Cornell University, is set to speak about enjoying time outside without worrying about ticks. Lampan will share how people can protect themselves, perform tick checks properly and how to remove ticks

Friday, August 4: Hudson River Valley Art History
Patrick Stenshorn, from the Albany Institute of History and Art, will inspire attendees with the art history and culture of the Hudson River Valley and share insight into the history of the Pine Bush.

Friday, August 11: Butterfly release with Senora Dugan
FMS Spanish teacher Senora Dugan will present a dramatic reading of children’s stories about monarch butterflies in Spanish as butterfly station participants release the butterflies into the wild.