Caterpillars Are a Good Thing in Your Butterfly Garden

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Event Information

Date: 

May 24th, 2017


Time: 

6:30pm - 8:30pm


Cost: 

$15/$12


Phone: 

608-246-4550


Email: 

olbrichinformation@cityofmadison.com


Butterfly gardens are easy to create and the caterpillars and well-chewed leaves you might find are signs you are on the right track. Learn how to establish resident butterfly breeding populations in your gardens, starting by growing both butterfly host and nectar plants needed to sustain a large butterfly population in your garden. Butterfly enthusiast and photographer Ann Thering will discuss key elements of butterfly gardening design, along with the best caterpillar food plants and nectar plants for butterflies. She will share many images of plants and Wisconsin butterflies, as well as tips for identifying Wisconsin’s common butterflies. If weather permits, she will guide you on a stroll through Olbrich’s outdoor gardens to see butterfly garden plants up close, and perhaps a few butterflies. Dress for the weather. Limited space; register early.

Event Location

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53704