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Monarchs, Meadows & More

September 22, noon2:30 pm.

Are your kids fascinated by bugs and butterflies? Is your family looking for a FREE outdoor adventure with wholesome, nature-inspired activities? MONARCHS, MEADOWS & MORE is an annual sanctuary favorite welcoming over 200 people every year! From butterflies, bees, insects and birds, learn the incredible attributes of your favorite pollinators, the plants they need to survive, and how we can all protect these dwindling species. Bringing together the very best experts in the field, this event is a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with the top entomologists, ornithologists, and pollinator protection organizations in the state.

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 an amazing lineup of activities, crafts and presentations. And looking to add a new furry friend to your life? Meet the adorable adoptable pups from Lucky Dog Refuge!


Collect monarch migration data by tagging monarchs

Meadow net sweeping and insect discovery

Explore the birds that call the sanctuary home

Launch pollinator plant seed bombs into the air that scatter across our meadows

Get crafty at our art station

Native pollinator plants for sale

Adoptable animals!

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.



8 Commerce Rd.
Newtown, Ct 06470