Audubon Community Nature Center will hold an adult only event that celebrates the wonders of the monarch butterfly.1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701
$30 prepaid (through Monday, August 21, 2023)
$35 at the door
Enrollment limited to 120.
Butterflies and Brews’ participants can learn about the life cycle and migration of the Monarch Butterfly while enjoying some great food and brews. The Nature Center gets a full Monarch makeover for this event. The multipurpose room is filled with free-flying Monarch butterflies and flowers, food stations are set up around the center, a central bar is stocked with beer and non-alcoholic beverages, and mini Monarch programs and tagging happen throughout the evening. Be sure to bring some cash in order to participate in the Monarch-themed raffle!
Mazza Winery and 5&20 Spirits and Brewery will also be onsite providing complimentary samples of their wines, beer, and spirits!
Since 2005, Audubon staff members have raised hundreds of Monarch Butterflies from eggs found on Audubon’s grounds to help support Monarch Butterfly populations. The Monarchs are carefully tagged with tracking numbers to assist with national efforts to track the Monarch migration prior to their release into the wild. Audubon’s Monarch-themed educational programs have encouraged many others to raise Monarchs on their own to help ensure the species’ survival. Proceeds from the Butterflies and Brews go directly towards supporting Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly research and educational programming.
Admission to Butterflies and Brews includes two drink tickets and appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Although walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is encouraged as admission is limited.