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Monarchs, Meadows & More!

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sunday, September 24

Join us as we explore the wonders of butterflies, bees, birds and pollinators, the plants that sustain them, and how to protect these incredible creatures! So, come on down to the sanctuary to enjoy a one-of-a-kind pollinator party and a chance to marvel at the natural environment all around us. Bring the whole family, meet our experts and experience our amazing line up of activities:

  • Monarch Butterfly tagging with Sandy Schill
  • Meadow net sweeping and insect discovery with Entomologist, Dr. Rayda Krell
  • “Explore the birds that call the sanctuary home” with Ken Elkins of CT Audubon’s The Coastal Center at Milford Point
  • Drawing pollinator flowers and seed heads with artist, Kim Hossler
  • Butterfly Puppet Making by Adelka Polak of Sova Dance and Puppet Theater*
  • “Catherine’s Craft Corner” – create your very own butterfly or insect masks
  • Native Pollinator plants for sale

Free for all ages. All participants must register. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on our website.


*Butterfly Puppet Making in thanks to the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.


September 24
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
8 Commerce Rd
Newtown, CT 06470 United States
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