Conservation & Eco-Tourism
Along with our farm animal rescue and protection work, we will create wildlife habitats for animals in danger, bring back native species of plants, and create sanctuary space for pollinators in need.
Our education programs that are accessible to a broader audience bring together nature conservationists and animal protectors in a full circle of care and respect for all.
monarch butterfly sanctuary
The Tamerlaine Preserve Conservation Program is dedicated to bringing back and protecting native species of plants and wildlife while creating habitats for endangered animals.
In 2019, we will be creating a new pollinator habitat for Monarch Butterflies. We have dedicated 26 acres of protected property to the endangered Monarch Butterfly.
Our property lies on an overgrown vineyard, bordering a large wetland area. It is already abundant in milkweed, the essential food for monarch caterpillars. Also abundant are goldenrod, pokeweed, and many wildflower varieties, all beneficial plants to the species.
The Tamerlaine Monarch Visitor Center will be built at the entrance of the Sanctuary. Explore beautiful, wandering paths and native wildflower species while learning about the wonders of the endangered Monarch Butterfly.
In the spring of 2019, we will conduct a botanical survey and stewardship assessment of our property with three principal aims: to yield a comprehensive understanding of the habitats on the farm, to support environmental stewardship of those habitats in a way most beneficial to native plants and wildlife, and to provide ecological information about the farm that can be used in educating visitors and captivating their interest in the natural landscapes of the Farm.