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Monarch Butterflies on Display at Annual Festival

Monarch Butterflies on Display at Annual Festival

By David Klassen

The Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. (HANDOUT)
The Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. (HANDOUT)

The 8th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival is Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum.

The free family event will include butterfly-themed crafts, face painting, and live monarch butterflies on display from noon to 4 p.m.

Storyteller Joe McLellan will share the story of “Nanabosho and the Butterflies,” and presentations from local scientists will teach you about insects, how to identify pollinators, and why butterflies have those brightly-coloured wings.

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Ski, Snowshoe and Geocache at ‘Snow Trek’

Ski, Snowshoe and Geocache at ‘Snow Trek’

By David Klassen

Living Prairie Museum
Living Prairie Museum

An afternoon of outdoor winter fun is being held Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum.

The annual Snow Trek will offer families the chance to enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, geocaching and snow art.

Free cross-country ski instruction and guided snowshoe hikes will be provided, while guests can also sit around a campfire and enjoy a cup of homemade apple cider and hot chocolate.

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Monarch Butterfly Festival Set for Sunday

Monarch Butterfly Festival Set for Sunday

The Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. (HANDOUT)
The Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. (HANDOUT)

Monarch butterflies will be celebrated on Sunday, July 28 during the sixth annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at the Living Prairie Museum.

From noon to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to take in guided prairie hikes, storytelling sessions, a butterfly garden workshop and help with a butterfly release.

Local butterfly author Simone Hebert Allard and endangered animal biologist Bill Watkins will also be on hand.

All-day activities include life-cycle displays, crafts, face painting, silk screening (bring a T-shirt), and a prairie plant sale and activities for all ages.

Admission is free, but donations will also be accepted.

— Staff

Native Prairie Plant Sale an Attraction for Gardeners

Native Prairie Plant Sale an Attraction for Gardeners

By Tyler Sutherland

Living Prairie Museum
Living Prairie Museum

Green thumbs and novice gardeners are being invited out to Prairie Flora’s annual native prairie plant sale this weekend.

Today through Sunday, the Living Prairie Museum at 2795 Ness Avenue will host the event.

“A garden full of prairie plants can have blooms in April, even in a cold spring like this year, and they’ll have blooms into October,” said organizer Aimee McDonald. “Prairie grasses and wildflower seedheads bring texture and colour to your yard all year long.”

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‘Snow Trek’ Fun for the Entire Family

‘Snow Trek’ Fun for the Entire Family

Living Prairie Museum
Living Prairie Museum

The Living Prairie Museum will host its fourth annual Snow Trek on Sunday, February 10.

A fun way to enjoy the outdoors in the wintertime, the day will include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, urban poling, geocaching and sn-Art (snow art). Free cross-country ski instruction and snowshoe hikes will also be available along with a limited supply of cross-country skis and snowshoes for participants to use free of charge.

Families can keep warm with a cup of homemade apple cider and free hot chocolate while sitting around a campfire.

The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at 2795 Ness Avenue. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Volunteers are needed and can contact the museum at (204) 832-0167.

— Staff

Nature Day Camps Offered Up During Spring Break

Nature Day Camps Offered Up During Spring Break

Spring break in Manitoba is March 26-30 this year. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Spring break begins in Manitoba a week from today on March 26, and to keep the kids busy, the Living Prairie Museum will be running day camps.

The fun-filled day of energetic nature exploration will turn children into prairie detectives, investigating local flora and fauna to find out whether or not spring has sprung. The day camps will also include games and crafts.

The camps are suitable for children ages seven to 10. The cost per day is $25 per child or $15 for “Friends of Living Prairie Museum.”

Day camps will run March 27, 28 and 29. To register and for more information, call (204) 832-0167.

Children should bring a bag lunch and drink.

City Planting Workshops Begin as Spring Nears

City Planting Workshops Begin as Spring Nears

Living Prairie Museum

While spring is a few days off, the spring-like weather has certainly arrived early, which has those with a green thumb eager to get into their garden.

The Living Prairie Museum is offering Native Prairie Planting Workshops starting next Tuesday (the first official day of spring). The workshops will be led by John Morgan of Prairie Habitats, who will teach everything you need to know about native prairie plants and how they can be included in your home or cottage landscape design.

The workshops run the following days:

Tuesday, March 20 — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4 — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration is $45 plus GST and includes all seeds and materials ($35 with Friends of Living Prairie Museum membership). To register, call (204) 832-0167 or e-mail prairie@winnipeg.ca.

Monarch Butterflies Celebrated at Annual Festival

Monarch Butterflies Celebrated at Annual Festival

The Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held Sunday at the Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue. (HANDOUT)

The monarch butterfly will be celebrated on Sunday at the 4th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival.

Held at the Living Prairie Museum from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., guided prairie hikes will be provided to educate visitors on butterflies, plants and animals of the tall grass prairie.

Besides hikes, storytelling, butterfly garden workshops and a meet and greet with ‘butterfly scientists’ will be held. The always popular butterfly release will also take place.

Admission to the festival is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.

Prairie Grass and Wildflower Sale on This Weekend

By Brian Schultz

Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue

A native prairie grass and wildflower sale will be held this weekend at the Living Prairie Museum.

Beginning today until Sunday, the Prairie Flora Nursery will show the public how to incorporate native prairie plants into their landscaping.

Plants such as the big bluestem, milkweed for monarch butterflies, and the rare Culver’s-root will be available for purchase.

The sale runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 2795 Ness Avenue, and then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Further details are available at PrairieFlora.com.

Spring Break Day Camps Offered at Living Prairie Museum

Spring Break Day Camps Offered at Living Prairie Museum

By Brian Schultz

The Living Prairie Museum is holding spring break day camps next week to occupy the minds of young ones off from school.

Kids will be offered nature exploration activities, and the chance to become detectives to investigate local flora and fauna to find out whether or not spring has sprung. Camps will also include games, crafts and presentations.

The camps are suited for children ages 7 to 10. The daily cost per child is $25 or $20 for members of “Friends of Living Prairie Museum.”

Light snacks are included but children should bring a bag lunch and drink.

Day camps will run Monday March 28 to Thursday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information and to register, call (204) 832-0167.