A 500-lb. monarch butterfly is featured in the newly planted butterfly garden next to the Winkler Art Gallery. Planting a butterfly garden is a bit like hosting a party. You get everything ready, then hope those you invited show up.
Members of the Winkler Horticultural Society are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of their orange and black attired guests to their own ‘garden party.’
The butterfly garden is now eligible for certification with several organizations, including the North American Butterfly Association, the Monarch Way Station Program and the Fort Whyte Naturescape Program.
The garden is just one part of the Winkler Horticultural Society’s vision for its community. The group has been putting its painterly touch all over Winkler since starting up in 2000, designing many more gardens and planting tens of thousands of flowers in all corners of the city.
On the website, we have a bird checklist for the Pembina Valley Holo Crossing area, the illustrated raptor identification guide, and info on some of the raptor counts. The intensive raptor count in the valley was carried out under the A Rocha umbrella from 2005-2014. Currently, it is done on an ad hoc basis by birders with Luc Blanchette taking the lead. You can see the counts at www.hawkcount.org.
Mid-May thru September 30: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Wknd & Holidays: 1 - 5 pm
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About the Museum:
Love antiques &/or Canadian prairie history? Step back in time and explore an amazing collection of early pioneer and Mennonite history at the Pembina Threshermen's Museum (PTM).
Dedicated to preserving the Pembina Valley heritage ... acres of historic and replica buildings full of antiques, working farm machinery from local communities and interactive activities, an Antique Treasure Hunt, 'History Walk' and PTM Scavenger Hunts offer old-fashioned fun and adventure at this outdoor pioneer museum!
Don't miss this Manitoba prairie 'gem'. Check out all the great photos at: www.facebook.com/PembinaThreshermensMuseum and event details on our website.
~ "Come Play for the Day ... the PTM Way!" ~