WINGS: A Celebration of Flight

Welcome to WINGS at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden – a captivating exploration of the enchanting world of winged creatures! From delicate butterflies to majestic birds, this bespoke exhibit invites you to discover the beauty, diversity, and wonder of flight in all its forms. From March 23 to May 26, our gardens will come alive with the delicate dance of bats, bees, butterflies, insects, bluebirds, hummingbirds, owls, chimney swifts, and purple martins. Visitors will be able to delve into the nuanced habitats of various species, allowing them to connect with each species in a distinctive and meaningful way.

WINGS offers a multi-faceted experience that combines art, education, and conservation to celebrate the fascinating realm of flight. Through unique displays, artistic installations, and informative exhibits, visitors of all ages will gain a deeper appreciation for the vital role that winged creatures play in our ecosystem. As you wander through the exhibition, gain insight into the importance of conservation and the role we play in protecting these magnificent creatures and their habitats. Discover how simple actions can make a profound impact on the future of winged populations worldwide.

Dates: March 23, 2024 – May 26, 2024

Events:

Exciting events and activities will take place on different weekends during the WINGS exhibit! From guided tours and educational workshops to live demonstrations and showcases, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as we soar into spring.

  • March 23/24 – Opening Weekend
  • March 30/31 – Spring Celebration Weekend
  • April 6/7 –
  • April 13/14 – Bluebird Bliss: A Weekend of Bluebirds, Birdwatching, and Backyard Beautification
  • April 20/21 – Owl Overload: A Weekend of Owls, Observations, and Outings with Carolina Raptor Center
  • April 27/28 – Bee Bonanza: A Weekend of Bees, Buzzing, and Botanical Beauty with G’s Bees
  • May 4/5 – Bat Blitz: A Weekend of Bats, Biodiversity, and Cauldrons with Haw River State Park
  • May 11/12 – Mother’s Day Weekend
  • May 18/19 –
  • May 25/26 – Butterfly Bungalow Opening

Exhibition Highlights:

Diverse Gardens: Visitors can immerse themselves in the enchanting realms of our gardens, each dedicated to a specific winged species. From Lost Hollow’s bat haven to the Cottage Garden’s hummingbird sanctuary, different corners of our exhibit each tell a unique story.

Educational Opportunities: WINGS isn’t just an exhibit; it’s a journey of discovery. Engage with specially curated educational programs for both children and adults, unraveling the mysteries of these fascinating creatures and their habitats.

Permanent Installations: Some elements of WINGS are here to stay. The exhibit boasts permanent installations like the Chimney Swift Towers, not just as art but as functional environmental habitats and educational tools.

Temporary Art with Purpose: Witness the temporary installations, such as bat houses, which serve as both artistic expressions and educational tools during the exhibit. Afterward, these structures will be rehomed in our woods, contributing to functional habitats.

Plan Your Visit:

Make the most of your WINGS experience by planning your visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Explore our sprawling gardens, relax in the serene natural surroundings, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature’s flight.

Become a Member:

Join us in our mission to inspire appreciation and conservation of the natural world by becoming a member of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Membership not only grants you unlimited access to WINGS but also supports our ongoing efforts in education, conservation, and community outreach.

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Experience the Magic of Flight:

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of flight at WINGS – where imagination takes flight and nature’s wonders come alive. Join us on this extraordinary journey and discover the beauty, grace, and awe-inspiring spectacle of winged creatures like never before!