Butterfly Gardening: Creating Habitat Through the Seasons

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Cheney Mansion, 220 N Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL, 60302 Map

Butterfly Gardening: Creating Habitat Through the Seasons
Presented by Stephanie Walquist
Hosted by the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest

Butterflies add extra beauty and interest to the garden. 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 learn the basic requirements and essential practices for butterfly gardens.  Stephanie will also discuss the diversity of local butterfly species, some species-specific behaviors, and their life cycles.

Presented by Stephanie Walquist, who has been gardening for and observing butterflies for over 14 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.

The Garden Club has a short meeting and lunch starting at 12 pm.  The presentation begins at 1 pm.

For more information: GCOPRF website

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