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Beetles, Bees, and Butterflies, Oh My! (Member-Only Tour)

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August 6, 2023 , 10:30am 12:00pm

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On this tour, naturalist Matthew Wills will take you on a journey to notice and appreciate some of Green-Wood’s smallest residents: bugs! Together we will explore some of Green-Wood’s gardens and meadows to observe a variety of insects and learn about their roles in our ecosystem. You’ll gain new insights into the importance of these often unnoticed and unappreciated creatures that surround us. Children are welcome on this tour!

Price: $15 for members, and $25 for guests of members

Walking Tour
(see details below)

Naturalist Matthew Wills has led bug and bird walks for Green-Wood, the Brooklyn Bird Club, NYC Wildflower Week, and the National Wildlife Foundation’s Eco-Schools program. He has documented some 696 arthropod species, including 643 insect species, in Green-Wood for iNaturalist.

Special caution advised for people with allergies to insect bites or fear of certain insects. All attendees ages 2 and up require a ticket. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

Members will need to use the spring/summer advanced registration password to access tickets. Members at the Donor level and below will not need their member ID, as the member tickets reflect the final member price. (Members at the Perry Fellow level and above can use their member ID as usual to access their complimentary tickets.) Please email contactus@green-wood.com if you need the password or with other questions. 

Location: Check-in takes place near the Arch at the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.

Before Purchasing Your Ticket, Please Note:

  • Attendees are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a face covering at all times, regardless of vaccine status, and follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors. Green-Wood reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who refuses to comply with these guidelines, which are based on CDC, state, and city mandates.
  • This tour will involve walking on uneven terrain and climbing steps. Suitable footwear is recommended for all tours and events, and flashlights are strongly encouraged for those taking place after sunset.
  • Location: Check-in takes place at the meadow near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
  • There are no paper or e-tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Tickets are non-refundable (unless the tour is canceled by Green-Wood) and cannot be exchanged for a different tour or date!
  • Inclement weather policy: We monitor the weather throughout the day for the best chance of proceeding with the tour, and will not make a final decision until at least 3 hours before the start of the tour. Cancellations will be announced via Eventbrite email blasts, so check your email and spam folders.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.
  • Your membership must be active at the time of the event. Each member is allowed a number of member tickets in line with their membership benefits. Purchases that do not follow these guidelines may be canceled and refunded. Please click here to view ticket allowances for members only events.

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