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Unique Photo Opportunity Saturday at Audubon’s Butterfly Festival
Unique Photo Opportunity Saturday at Audubon’s Butterfly Festival

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Center and Sanctuary just released a picture of a giant butterfly cutout created as a photo opportunity at this Saturday’s (August 25) Monarch Butterfly Festival.

In addition to adults who bring their cameras being able to get “pictured” as a butterfly, there is also a caterpillar cutout sized just for photo ops for children.

And that’s only one of the many fun happenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can observe the entire life cycle of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to adult, in Audubon’s auditorium that will be filled with free-flying butterflies and cut flowers. Visitors can watch the butterflies, see how they are tagged by citizen scientists, hold a caterpillar, and maybe even spot one as it emerges from a chrysalis. 

Mexican food will be available to celebrate the destination of the tagged butterflies that will be released at 4 p.m. in the butterfly garden. Other features include crafts, a butterfly plant sale, butterfly nets to borrow, garden tours, and more. A special monarch t-shirt sale will raise money for Audubon’s education programs. 

Monarch Butterfly Festival admission is $5 for children and Audubon members, $7 for non-members, free for ages two and under.

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

This event is made possible by the dedication of volunteers, several of whom are registered with RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Major Monarch Butterfly Festival sponsors are Wegmans and Whirley DrinkWorks as well as Frewsburger Pizza Shop, H&R Block of Warren, Heritage Senior Living Communities, Kings’ Heating & Sheet Metal Inc., Lena’s Pizza, Phoenix Metal, and United Refining Company.

For more information about Audubon and all its programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

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