Butterfly Station and Organic Garden open for 2019 season

Butterfly Station now open for the season

The Butterfly Station, a student-run butterfly house is now open for the 2019 season. Tours will be held daily, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 8.  The last tour is at 12:30 p.m. every day. Located on the grounds of FMS, this is the station’s 21st year of operation. Besides walking among butterflies, visitors can watch how numerous butterfly species are raised in the metamorphosis room, make free butterfly projects in the craft room, and community members of all ages can enjoy the many interactive butterfly exhibits in the museum room.

Special events this year include:

  • Birds of Prey program; Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m.
    The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York presents Birds of Prey. Explore the fascinating world of hawks, falcons, and owls. Learn about the special adaptations that put these animals at the top of the food chain. All of the birds of prey presented have been rescued from life-threatening injuries and can no longer live in the wild, but they can help educate the public about their importance to the ecosystem.

  • Tick safety program; Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    Joellen Lampman from Cornell University will be presenting an hour-long presentation entitled, Personal Safety: Loving Nature, Understanding Nature, which will focus on ticks and invasive species of plants. This will help ensure that we can all enjoy the great outdoors safely. 

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