Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center Butterfly Garden - Bristol, Rhode Island
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N 41° 42.629 W 071° 16.989
19T E 310053 N 4620151
Quick Description: Along with a butterfly garden and walking trails, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island, offers a natural history museum and marine life from Narragansett Bay on exhibit.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2022 3:12:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM165E1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium is at the east side of Narragansett Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island. Visit a natural history museum, see creatures that live in a tidepool and marine life from Narragansett Bay, and look inside a 33-foot life-size model of a North Atlantic Right Whale.

The 28-acre Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge offers ADA-certified walking trails that pass by a pollinator garden, an insect hotel, and butterfly garden in upland meadows to a half-mile (0.8 km) boardwalk through fresh and saltwater marshes to panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. Guided walks, birding classes, lectures and family programs are offered throughout the year. The facility and trails are handicapped-accessible.

The butterfly garden, beside the pollinator garden, is in the northeast corner of the property near the main building and parking area. It is about 1,000 square feet. The gardens were designed in 2018 by world-renowned landscape architect John Gwynne and are maintained with the help of volunteers of the University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program. A posted plaque reads:

This garden provides
resources that increase
the world's population
of Monarchs.
Certified Monarch Garden
North American Butterfly Association | www.naba.org

Hours:
Summer Hours
(Mid-April to Mid-October)
Open 9:30AM - 4:30PM daily
Trails and grounds open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Admission:
Adult $6.00
Senior $5.00
Child (ages 4-12) $4.00
Child (under 4) free
Audubon Society of RI Members FREE
Trails and grounds - FREE

Address: 1401 Hope Street; Bristol, RI 02809

Parking?: N 41° 42.601 W 071° 16.935

Types of Flora: Whorled Milkweed (Asclepia verticillate), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

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