The Pollinator Workshop
|Eastern Bumble Bee and Tiger Swallowtail|
Did you know that native bees are 10 times more efficient pollinators than honey bees and require hardly any maintenance on your part. At the workshop you will learn how to build "bee hotels" and to make seed bombs and have a hands on experience doing so. You will also learn what kind of plants to plant to attract not only these native bees, but many species of butterflies as well.
Join us on Sept. 26 at 11 pm. The tickets are $12/person and will include materials to make seed bombs and bee hotels. Tickets are available on our website, Hopnblueberryfarm.com on the farm store tab. Reservations are required. The event takes place here at the farm under shelter.
The Annual Monarch Tag and Release
|Male Monarch Butterfly|
Kids really like the opportunity to hold a butterfly and place the tags on them. They sure get a kick out of trying to catch the butterflies as well. All data is recorded along with the special numbers that are assigned to each butterfly released. We hope to tag 50 butterflies this year, but nature governs the event, so be advised that the number of butterflies tagged may be smaller.
The event takes place here at the farm on Oct. 3 at 1 pm., rain or shine. It is an outside event so bring an umbrella if needed. Butterfly nets are optional, we have a few on hand. We will also have a few milkweed plants and nets for sale.