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Ligonier Monarchs Milkweed and More
August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Ligonier is excited to announce the return of our Monarchs Milkweed and More event. In collaboration with Penguin Court and Brandywine Conservancy, the event will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2021. This family event is designed to enrich and educate children and adults on various pollinators and native flora. This event is free to attend, however, we are encouraging a donation of $10 per family to help support the gardens. Registration is encouraged, but not required on our website, to help us better prepare for the event.
Penn State Master Gardener Patti Schildkamp will present on Monarch butterflies, nectar plants, and more. Learn from Ecologist Timothy Savisky about the insects that utilize milkweed while taking a tour with SAMA Ligonier’s Gardener Anne Clark. Penguin Court’s Melissa Reckner will highlight Monarch butterflies’ lifecycle and tag some so we can monitor their journey. In addition, Plein air artists from the Plein Air Painters of the Laurel Highlands group including, Doreen Currie, Pat Dickun, Becky Mormak, Betty Trout, Mike Keim, Ann Cehula, and others will be creating beautiful artwork of our gardens that will be available for purchase. We will also be hosting children’s art activities to ensure fun for the whole family.
Of particular significance is the awards ceremony for the photography contest hosted by Penguin Court and The Westmoreland Pollinator Partners. The finalists will be on display in the Museum and awards will be given during the afternoon. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of family fun and butterfly adventure!