Featuring Diane St. John of Natureworks
Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Natureworks in Northford
Natureworks raised and released over 700 monarch butterflies from eggs and caterpillars collected in their organic gardens in 2016. Their work continues in 2017. Join Diane St. John to learn how this is accomplished. The life cycle of the monarch butterfly will be discussed as will the various forms of Asclepias (milkweed) that can be grown for their food and shelter. You’ll learn how to spot the eggs, protocol for raising them indoors, important nectar flowers to plant in your garden as food, and finally, how to release and tag them for monarch watch. This kid-friendly workshop is sponsored by the Connecticut Horticultural Society and is suggested for both adults and children who like bugs and science.
Contact Mary Anna at the CHS office – (860) 529-8713 – to register.