Local Butterflies and Planting to Attract Them

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LSTA Dig-In Grant

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What butterflies can you expect to see in nearby fields and gardens?

There are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in the world. About 725 species have occurred in North America north of Mexico, with about 575 of these occurring regularly in the lower 48 states of the United States.  In most parts of the United States, you can find roughly 100 species of butterflies near your home. 

Tonight, we'll learn about the varieties of butterflies you're most likely to see here, and what you can plant to make them happy.  For butterflies, a complete habitat includes both nectar sources for the adults and larval host plants for the next generation.

Presented by Dave Small, President and Acting Director of the Athol Bird and Nature Club.

For over twenty-eight years, Dave has been the charismatic leader of the Club. His skills as a naturalist, trip leader, and presenter are in demand throughout New England. Through Dave’s efforts, the Center is recognized as the place to hold meetings that relate to natural history and the environment.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services - Dig-In Grant.

Registration is required for this event.  Please register here or by calling 978-249-9515.

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