Creating Butterfly Habitats: Through the Seasons

  • September 19, 2021
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online

Celebrate Year of the Butterfly: Learn how to provide year-round habitat for our local butterflies in your garden!

Please join the West Cook Chapter of Wild Ones for "Creating Butterfly Habitats: Through the Seasons" with Stephanie Walquist on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm CT.

Butterflies add extra beauty and interest to the garden. They are not only beautiful but incredibly fascinating and complex animals. 

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. 

There will be a particular focus on the impact fall and spring-clean up can have on these garden inhabitants. Stephanie will share strategies she uses that balances their survival with the need for gardens to look cared for. 

Registration for this event is free. Registrants will receive a Zoom link two days (9/17) and 2 hours (9/19) before the presentation begins. 

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Presenter Bio

Stephanie Walquist 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.

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