August 2014

Save the dates!
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Monarch Butterfly Festival Logo - Color

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm

Check our Summer Day Camp program on its own website at

MAPS Bird Banding (All)
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00am-11:00am
Tag along with ornithologists to learn how they capture, band, and release birds for scientific research.

iPhoneography (Adult+)
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Photographer Catherine Panebianco teaches you some tips and tricks to make fabulous photographs with your iPhone.

Little Explorers (children aged 3-8 and a grownup)
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00am-11:30am
Nature lesson, walk, craft, and a snack.

Bucket List: Purple Martins (Adult+)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 4:30pm-10:00pm
Travel to Presque Isle to see the amazing gathering of Purple Martins as they “stage” before their migration south.  (Part of the Bucket List series)

Healthy Landscapes – Healthy Waters (Adult)
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Hewes BOCES Center, Ashville, NY
Scott Kishbaugh of the Department of Environmental Conservation speaks on ways you can make a difference in your watershed.

Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes (Adult)
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn to identify some of the more common plants in these families.

Meet Me at the Riverwalk (All)
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Meet Audubon naturalist Crin Fredrickson at Friendly’s Restaurant in Jamestown, New York to explore nature along the Riverwalk.  Plan on grabbing an ice cream after the walk!

Monarchs & Margaritas (Adult)
Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Enjoy refreshments and (adult) beverages at this sneak preview of our Monarch Butterfly Festival.

Monarch Butterfly Festival (All)
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm
Join us for a day of Monarch fun as we fill a room with fresh cut flowers and live butterflies. Visit the butterflies, watch how they are tagged, hold a caterpillar, and watch them emerge from chrysalises. Crafts, good food, and more family fun make this a great festival for all ages.

“Charming” Memory Wire Bracelet (Adult+)
Saturday, August 31, 2014, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Make a colorful beaded bracelet with a nature-themed charm.