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Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm

Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm Monarch Butterfly Recovery and Habitat Conservation Member of the International Butterfly Breeders Association We are not open for public access at this time--see below for details.

Located in Clarence, NY, we are devoted to restoring the depleting Monarch Butterfly population and its native habitat to the WNY region, and to the Eastern United States at-large. As WNY's leading authority on this iconic Lepidoptera for over 20 years, we also educate the community on gardening with native plants to attract all native and beneficial pollinators. Come and see us at the CLARENCE HO

Located in Clarence, NY, we are devoted to restoring the depleting Monarch Butterfly population and its native habitat to the WNY region, and to the Eastern United States at-large. As WNY's leading authority on this iconic Lepidoptera for over 20 years, we also educate the community on gardening with native plants to attract all native and beneficial pollinators. Come and see us at the CLARENCE HO

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For many years Eastern Monarch Butterfly and Native Farm has participated in this wonderful festival. This event is defi...
04/16/2022
Lewiston Gardenfest seeks vendors, gardeners - Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com

For many years Eastern Monarch Butterfly and Native Farm has participated in this wonderful festival. This event is definitely worthwhile for both vendors as well as patrons looking for that special garden item . EMBF has kicked off the festival with a butterfly release or presentation, this year we are doing a presentation on Saturday morning 6/18/2022 . For over 20 years Eastern Monarch Butterfly and Native Plant Farm has been restoring the Monarch Butterfly population and habitat here in WNY. Throughout those years we have promoted and provide native plants to many WNY communities. Come on down Saturday June 18th 2022, we will be discussing how you can get involved with our Monarch Butterfly recovery efforts . We will be providing info on planting native habitat that can greatly improve the ecosystem for all flora and fauna as well as conservation of our beloved Lepidoptera and indispensable important pollinators .

Lewiston GardenFest is recruiting vendors as well as residents interested in showcasing their gardens. The deadline for vendors is May 1 and the deadline for gardeners is May 15. Vendors Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, l...

Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm keeps tabs on the latest statistics regarding Monarch Butterfly health and populations . ...
04/04/2022

Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm keeps tabs on the latest statistics regarding Monarch Butterfly health and populations . Last year, we predicted an increase in the Monarch Butterfly populations based on the number of people in WNY engaging in our Monarch Butterfly/ Habitat restoration efforts . It certainly has come true for the Western Monarchs, and that's great news!
This year's Eastern Monarch Butterfly count from Mexico is late, but there are optimistic signs of a substantial increase. We at Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm attribute this in part to the thousands of Western New Yorkers who have engaged with us in planting native habitat and rescuing wild Monarch larvae to raise and release. THANK YOU.
Although this is not the official count, that should be soon; it's a hopeful prediction from our friends across the border.

We will back at Plantasia 2022!Stop by and visit us. Get updated information on Monarch Butterfly recovery and plantin...
02/28/2022
Plantasia Animation TV Spot | Patrick Marketing

We will back at Plantasia 2022!
Stop by and visit us. Get updated information on Monarch Butterfly recovery and planting for pollinators with NY native plants. We will have seeds and live bare root native milkweed. We will be set up with the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge , learn about this great National Refuge, and support their pollinator meadow project that we are helping to coordinate at Cayuga Overlook on the Refuge.
We will be giving a seminar on Friday 3/18 , Native Habitat for Caterpillars and Butterflies .

Animation TV Spot for Plantasia Spring Event.

Join us this Saturday at Lavocats Nursery and Greenhouse, County rd  Clarence NY for another great pop-up vendor event. ...
12/03/2021

Join us this Saturday at Lavocats Nursery and Greenhouse, County rd Clarence NY for another great pop-up vendor event. We will be there from 11AM to 4pm. Come on in and And pick up some great stocking stuffers for the environmentally friendly gardener on your list and support Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm and our Monarch Butterfly/Pollinator Habitat Restoration efforts.

11/29/2021
Watched this little guy crawling around today, Isabella tiger moth, commonly referred to as the wooly bear.
11/18/2021

Watched this little guy crawling around today, Isabella tiger moth, commonly referred to as the wooly bear.

Photos from NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation's post
11/05/2021

Photos from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's post

New video coming out Nov 1st,  tomorrow, from the Department of Environmental Conservation on invasive species .
10/31/2021
Uninvited Full Trailer

New video coming out Nov 1st, tomorrow, from the Department of Environmental Conservation on invasive species .

Trailer for : New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announces the Monday, Nov. 1 release of the DEC-sponsor...

While we were all in lockdown last year, two new winter colonies were discovered
10/29/2021
While we were all in lockdown last year, two new winter colonies were discovered

While we were all in lockdown last year, two new winter colonies were discovered

Hello readers, I have some very exciting news to share, as you can see from this blog title. And really, it is not even "new" news. Last year, a scientific paper was published on monarchs which did not make any headlines, or create any buzz in the monarch circles, and, I had not even seen it myself....

October 11th....still a few freshly emerged Monarchs passing through our farmOne male one female., probably the last w...
10/11/2021

October 11th....still a few freshly emerged Monarchs passing through our farm
One male one female., probably the last week for sightings

Join us Sunday 10/10 at Masterson's nursery in East Aurora NY, we will be tagging and releasing the last of the  Native ...
10/10/2021

Join us Sunday 10/10 at Masterson's nursery in East Aurora NY, we will be tagging and releasing the last of the Native Eastern Monarch Butterflies for this season...presentation about Native plants and pollinators @1:00 PM

10/08/2021

Join us Saturday 10/9 at Lavocats Family Greenhouse....we will be doing a Monarch Butterfly tagging demonstration with the last of our wild late bloomers around 1 PM, come on down and learn about gardening with native plants and protecting our disappearing pollinators ....we'll be there from 11AM to 4pm.#eastrnmonarchbutterflyfarm

Double header this weekend,  Lavocats fall pop up Sat.   ....Masterson's Honey festival Sunday.#eastermonarchbutterflyfa...
10/06/2021

Double header this weekend, Lavocats fall pop up Sat. ....Masterson's Honey festival Sunday.
#eastermonarchbutterflyfarm

Still plenty of time to do autumn planting...We will be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday October 2 from 8A...
10/01/2021

Still plenty of time to do autumn planting...
We will be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday October 2 from 8AM to 1pm .
Stop by and pick up some great native plants and info. on our Monarch Butterfly and pollinator recovery efforts.

All our seeds/plants are straight native wild collected here in WNY unless otherwise noted.Today was another collection ...
09/19/2021

All our seeds/plants are straight native wild collected here in WNY unless otherwise noted.
Today was another collection day , turtle heads weren't quite ready so moved on to the giant NY Ironweed, asters and grasses.
We still have Monarch larvae and chrysalis amongst our hundreds of Milkweed plants.
While collecting, I have found 7 Monarch chrysalis and 3 larvae in J formation all on nearby native plants other then Milkweed.
The larvae pictured here is on Ironweed, thus showing the importance of not being overzealous in fall clean up.

We will be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday from 8AM to 1pm and also at Clarence Center Fall Festival from...
09/17/2021

We will be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday from 8AM to 1pm and also at Clarence Center Fall Festival from 4pm to 9pm.

Another productive day at the Buffalo outerharbor as professor Henshue with his students tagged many of the hundreds of ...
09/14/2021

Another productive day at the Buffalo outerharbor as professor Henshue with his students tagged many of the hundreds of Monarchs migrating through...Jay Burney from the PCA gave a talk about the importance of this site and Eastern Monarch BF supplied some extra tags, donated from Lauren W. Thanks to all for your continued commitment to the environment, ecology and sustainably

The Eastern Monarch butterfly migration has begun and you will see this iconic Lepidoptera stopping along its way to bul...
09/12/2021

The Eastern Monarch butterfly migration has begun and you will see this iconic Lepidoptera stopping along its way to bulk up on nectar in pollinator gardens and open fields throughout WNY.
Many of you have butterfly bushes in hopes of attracting this beautiful butterfly to your garden, but here's the caveat.
Buddleja genus originated in central China and migrated across Asia and to the Americas, evolving into over 140 species as it spread. B. davidii, the most commonly cultivated species in our region, is a native of China.
Yes it's good at attracting butterflies, so many in fact it can become a favorite hiding place for many praying mantis which will lie in wait for the unsuspecting monarch butterfly.
These butterfly wings were brought to us by a concerned citizen here in WNY.
After witnessing this disturbing event from just one bush, it was cut down.
So as not to judge or tell folks what they should or should not plant, may I suggest cutting the flower heads off before migration begins or frequently checking for mantis populations on this plant.
A better alternative would be native mistflower which I have ours pictured here, and will have available in the spring.
For further advice on native plants or planting for Lepidopteras contact us at easternmonarchbutterflyfarm.com.
Or email [email protected]

Thank you professor Henshue for inviting EMBF to address your Environment and Sustainably class at the University at Buf...
09/11/2021

Thank you professor Henshue for inviting EMBF to address your Environment and Sustainably class at the University at Buffalo.
Like always, it's inspirational to be amongst such a great group of students and staff dedicated to improving our environment for future generations.

We will be at the  Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday from 8AM to 1pm .It's a great time to plant our native milkwe...
09/10/2021

We will be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday from 8AM to 1pm .
It's a great time to plant our native milkweed, and asters. We will have straight native smooth blue and sky-blue asters as well as milkweed.

Release of the Butterflies in Clarence Hollow | FINWR Inc
09/09/2021
Release of the Butterflies in Clarence Hollow | FINWR Inc

Release of the Butterflies in Clarence Hollow | FINWR Inc

The Butterfly Release event at Clarence Hollow Farmers Market draws all ages of nature lovers and focuses on the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem. As many of you know, pollinators are disappearing at an alarming rate for a variety of reasons: loss of habitat, climate change, and use of pes...

We'll be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday from 8AM to 1pm....great time to plant native milkweed we also w...
09/03/2021

We'll be at the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday from 8AM to 1pm....great time to plant native milkweed we also will have native smooth blue aster native to WNY.

09/01/2021
Juvenile stink bug

Another Monarch caterpillar lost to this juvenile stink bug...I caption this...The last supper...互

The brown marmorated stink bug is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, Korea and other Asian regions.

Thanks to all those who came down to the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday to support our Environmental Conservati...
08/30/2021

Thanks to all those who came down to the Clarence Hollow farmers market Saturday to support our Environmental Conservation Day /Butterfly Release. Nancy Smith with the WNY Land Conservancy, WNY PRISM , Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Jesse Napierala with Earth Eden LLC.
And a special thanks to the Kreher family as we remembered the late Lois and Henry Kreher who were not only friends and neighbors for over 60 years, but are great supporters of our Clarence Hollow Farmers Market and dedicated to preserving farmlands and the environment, as well as , their community involvement with our aging local residents.

08/28/2021
Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Release. Today 11AM.
Come on down, Clarence Hollow farmers market

08/27/2021

MONARCH BUTTERFLY RELEASE CELEBRATION & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION DAY: SATURDAY, AUG. 28, 2021
Sponsored by Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm and the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market

Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm is again co-sponsoring Environmental Conservation Day at the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 28. On this day at 11 a.m., more than 150 Monarch butterflies will be released!

Through events like this, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, along with other environmental organizations, will be present at the Clarence Hollow Farmers' Market to answer questions and provide information on the best practices to improve our natural habitat and coexist with the natural world. It is of utmost importance that we as stewards of our environment understand the importance of protecting planet Earth!

Join us this Saturday at 11 a.m. to experience the grandeur of flight, as we set these iconic Lepidoptera free, back into wild, to visit gardens across our community, with the hope that everyone will leave with a better understanding of the importance of protecting our environment, planet Earth.

For more than 20 years, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm has worked to improve the biodiversity, natural native habitat, and the ecosystem in Western New York. The Farm works with many organizations and residents in our community to bring awareness to the failing health of our environment.

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only were taught. - Baba Dioum

Autumn is in the air...great time for fall planting. Visit us Saturday at the Clarence Hollow farmers market 8AM to 1pm ...
08/20/2021

Autumn is in the air...great time for fall planting. Visit us Saturday at the Clarence Hollow farmers market 8AM to 1pm ....we"ll have milkweed , native sky-blue asters, smooth blue aster and a few other WNY native plants.

We will have bare roots available Saturday of swamp milkweed and common milkweed at the Clarence Hollow farmers market. ...
08/13/2021

We will have bare roots available Saturday of swamp milkweed and common milkweed at the Clarence Hollow farmers market. Now is a great time to plant these large mature plants for next year.

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Clarence, NY
14031

Telephone

(716) 759-8500

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We are a self-funded conservation organization.In order to raise funds for our efforts to continue, we offer a variety of products and services. We sell a varietie of Milkweed and other native plants indigenous to the WNY region, straight native plants and seeds, open pollinated from the WNY area.
We also assist those who wish to raise a few Monarch Butterflies with screening, cages, and larvae when available.
We do local educational butterfly releases and presentations for different organizations throughout the region.

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Thank you for joining us for another Family Fun Friday! If you missed the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm tonight, check out their page and learn more about their mission to increase the Monarch population!
Our November special guest lineup is set! https://fb.me/e/16B7Ga5vx November 5th - Wolcottsville wildlife November 12th - Magician Todd Nelson November 19th - Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm November 26th - BLACK FRIDAY - NO FAMILY FUN FRIDAY Plus, enjoy other fun family activities that include: 橘 Unlimited Arcade Game Tokens! 橘 Video Games! 橘 Scavenger Hunt to Earn $5 Family Fun Bucks! 橘 Double Free Gifts! We hope to see you here!
Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend in honor of our insect friends! The event was part of a nationwide effort by the The High Line Network to call attention to the decline of insects worldwide--and to highlight the critical impact these incredible creatures have on our planet. 玨 Another thanks to all of the partners: Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, Just Buffalo Literary Center, WNY PRISM, Buffalo Museum of Science, Artists Christopher Kameck, MJ Myers, and Jan Dylewski, and Melissa Betrus, author of Life Among the Milkweed. https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/community/2021/09/26/insectageddon-buffalo-raising-awareness-of-decline-in-insect-populations#
Im wondering if you can identify this? I was following your article about the praying mantis. This was near my garden.
MONARCH BUTTERFLY RELEASE CELEBRATION & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION DAY: SATURDAY, AUG. 28, 2021 Sponsored by Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm and the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm is again co-sponsoring Environmental Conservation Day at the Clarence Hollow Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 28. On this day at 11 a.m., more than 150 Monarch butterflies will be released! Through events like this, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, along with other environmental organizations, will be present at the Clarence Hollow Farmers' Market to answer questions and provide information on the best practices to improve our natural habitat and coexist with the natural world. It is of utmost importance that we as stewards of our environment understand the importance of protecting planet Earth! Join us this Saturday at 11 a.m. to experience the grandeur of flight, as we set these iconic Lepidoptera free, back into wild, to visit gardens across our community, with the hope that everyone will leave with a better understanding of the importance of protecting our environment, planet Earth. For more than 20 years, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm has worked to improve the biodiversity, natural native habitat, and the ecosystem in Western New York. The Farm works with many organizations and residents in our community to bring awareness to the failing health of our environment. In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only were taught. - Baba Dioum
I recently got this as a gift from your business. I heard it gets purple flowers and no seed pods. I was wondering if it stays as one plant or makes lots of little ones? I will attach a few photos of wild grown ones that are on my property. They never get flowers , but do get seed pods. Also reproduce like crazy!! By the way should I throw away the seed pods?? I will try to add the other photos. The first pic is one of my wild milkweed plants with seed pods.
Thank you Mr. Dave for sharing your love and knowledge of butterflies with us! Through your guidance we now successfully have 9 monarch chrysalides and chance gave us 5 more baby monarch caterpillars from the milkweed we brought in to feed the initial bunch, so the cycle continues! Thank you for helping us give back while learning and having fun! We appreciate you!
1st one to come visit this year.
1st of the Year. 弘弘弘弘弘
Nature Videos -Beautiful Butterfly's- Meadow Fairies. Most of butterflies were captured in different locations of my Native village.
Nature Videos -Beautiful Butterfly's- Meadow Fairies. Most of butterflies were captured in different locations of my Native village. I will appreciate if someone could provide name. To see video click link below and press subscribe when prompted. https://hoter.co/LP?$=45648