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Warwick Valley Winery First Annual Pollinator Festival Featuring Music of Springfield & Jersey Shore

Updated: Apr 27, 2023



Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery Native Plant Demonstration Garden


1st Annual Pollinator Festival -- Featuring the Music of Springsteen and the Jersey Shore!

Bringing Awareness to the Plight of Pollinators

A recent Native Pollinator Survey was taken to assess the health of native pollinator populations in New York state. They discovered that almost 40% of native pollinators -- including bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles – are in danger. This study just confirmed what gardeners, beekeepers, farmers, and scientists have observed over the last few decades – that the insects that fertilize our crops, flowers, and trees are decreasing and that many of them may soon be listed as Endangered or Threatened. This situation is bad for the pollinators but it’s also bad for people as well.

The 1st Annual Pollinator Festival will be held to raise awareness on the plight of the pollinators. Hosted by the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery at 114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY, please join us on May 20th from 1-5 P.M. Come enjoy the music of Springsteen and the Jersey Shore and Jonny Rosch & Many Special Friends. The show will include a number of nationally recognized touring musicians from both the Rock and Folk worlds who are also concerned about the Monarch Butterfly and pollinator decline. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door at market.wvwinery.com or call 845-258-4858.

Other activities will include 4 Butterfly Taco Stations (no butterflies will be harmed or eaten!), a Kids Activity Center for face painting, painting rocks to decorate your garden, and face-in-hole photo ops with your favorite pollinator. “Save the Monarch” T-shirts will also be available for sale. Come visit the Native Plant Sale area and pick out some plants! They are sure to attract pollinators like Monarchs and Swallow Tails -- to add to the beauty of your garden. All proceeds go to supporting the Hudson Valley Pollinators Project, developed by the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery and Orange Environment, Inc. (OE). Stop by the information tables for more info on native plants, pollinators, and this crucial project and OE’s past and present activities and workshops. Come join the festivities, listen to some great music, and sample the amazing food. For more information on the HV Pollinator Project go to hvpollinators.org.


Monarch butterflies only lay eggs on milkweed plants, and its leaves are the only food source for the caterpillars of this beautiful butterfly. No Milkweeds = No Monarchs!





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