Date(s) - 05/17/2020
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Creating Butterfly Habitats: Through the Seasons
Will be presented via Zoom
Butterflies add extra beauty and interest to the garden. They are not only beautiful but incredibly fascinating and complex animals. There is more than meets the eye with them.
From this presentation, the general gardener will learn how to create habitat gardens for some of the area’s butterflies who need year-round homes to complete their life cycles. Participants will not only learn the basic requirements and essential practices for butterfly gardens, they will also learn about the diversity of local butterfly species, some species-specific behaviors, and how they complete their life cycles.
Presented by Stephanie Walquist, who has been gardening for and observing butterflies for over 15 years. She has raised multiple species of butterflies which has given her a depth of understanding that goes beyond watching the adults in the garden. Her interest in butterflies naturally brought her into the world of native plants, which led her to co-founding the West Cook chapter of Wild Ones.