Hearts are aflutter to save the Monarch Butterflies!
“Bring back the Monarch and keep the magic alive”
encourages Nicole Hamilton of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.
It’s the season for the mighty migration of the Monarch Butterflies and Great Country Farms wants to make a difference. Together with local Girl Scouts, they plan to design and build a Monarch butterfly garden & educate others on how they can help. Join us Saturday, July 20th to be a part of it.
The Monarch Butterfly population is waning and they need your HELP! But why are Monarch butterflies important to the environment? Monarch butterflies are pollinators. During the Monarchs huge migration, they pass over areas where pollination is a problem. So Monarchs can help pollinate plant life in suffering areas.
How can you help? GCF will plant milkweed which provides Monarchs with a safe environment to harvest their eggs. “We are investing in Monarch Butterflies. Our vision is to establish an extensive monarch breeding population at GCF with the help of the scouts and others,” says Jaclyn Jenkins GCF’s Director of Operations. Girl Scouts can participate in helping us design Great Country Farms Scout Butterfly Patch and are welcomed back in the fall to release their butterflies.
While at Great Country Farms, join in family friendly fun on the farm! Kids will love the 5 acre playground and visiting with the friendly farm animals. The Roosteraunt is open for lunch the Farm Market features fresh produce and other local products. The Farm’s U-Pick season is in full swing so be sure to visit the website to see what is ripe & ready to take home for a fresh summer time meal.
Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Girl Scouts- $8/scout & chaperones. Leaders FREE! Please make group reservations by calling 540-554-2073.
General Public $8/Child $10/Adult at the gate + 2 FREE Passes to come back in Sept. for those who have butterflies to release!
Children 2 and under and guests with a Military ID are no charge.
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Disclosure: Great Country Farms provided this content and the passes we're giving away. They also provided passes for my family to use. PwcMoms is not responsible for weather, farm conditions, or your mental health if your children sing "Old MacDonald" all the way home from the farm. Winner assumes any liability and risk.