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Sun, Aug 27



Ligonier Monarchs Milkweed and More

Fun for artists, gardeners, and science buffs alike!

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Ligonier Monarchs Milkweed and More
Ligonier Monarchs Milkweed and More

Time & Location

Aug 27, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ligonier, Boucher Ln, Ligonier Township, PA 15658, USA

About the Event

In collaboration with Penguin Court and Brandywine Conservancy, this family event is designed to enrich and educate children and adults on various pollinators and native flora.  A donation of $10 per family is suggested, and the proceeds will be used to help support the gardens and our special pollinators.

Melissa Reckner, from Penguin Court, will give a presentation on creating your own Monarch Waystation. Staff from Penguin Court will be tagging the Monarchs, so we can monitor their progress and share information on the various stages. Help us catch and tag! Wendy Love and Mandy Smith are Penn State Master Gardeners and will be available to discuss SAMA’s beautiful plants and flowers which attract and feed our pollinators. Paula Purnell from Westmoreland Land Trust & PA Master Naturalists will be on hand to discuss our resident birds. Powdermill Nature Reserve will also join us to share information and activities. And, we will have a very special Monarch wishing tree. Purchase a special paper Monarch you can write your wish on then tie it to the “Wishing Tree” and make your wish! The proceeds go to our pollinators!

In addition, plein air artists from our region will be creating beautiful artwork of our gardens that will be available for purchase. Watch them paint and view and purchase their amazing work! They will be scattered throughout the lovely gardens.

Of particular significance, SAMA is pleased to be the location for the awards ceremony of the Penguin Court, Pennsylvania Pollinator Photo Challenge. The finalists will be on display in the Museum, and awards will be given throughout the afternoon. For more information on this contest managed by Penguin Court at Also, we will be recognizing those who created their own Monarch Waystations! Join us for a wonderful day of family fun, and butterfly adventure!


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