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Butterflies at EJC Arboretum

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Explore butterfly habits and habitats with the Edith J Carrier Arboretum during three separate, educational events this year. Come to one or join us for the whole series! For more information on all of the events visit The EJC Arboretum events page.

Our special presenter will teach you all about the butterflies you never knew you'd seen before!

1. April 21, 2017: Butterflies are Emerging!
Have you seen a butterfly lately?! The Cabbage White is about, and maybe the Mourning Cloak too. Come and find out what different species of butterflies are emerging and what food you should provide for them!
Parking on University Boulevard and Convo Lot G is free. Advanced registration 30 days before the program at The EJC Arboretum events page. The plant sale will be ongoing at the time of the program, but come inside to the Education Center, and bring a friend. Then shop after the program for butterfly plants, shrubs, and trees!

2. June 10, 2017: Encouraging Caterpillars!
Every caterpillar needs the correct food to be able to "chrysalis" into a butterfly or moth. Come and learn more about seven of our most common butterflies and three of our largest moths; what the caterpillars eat; where they hide; and how they transform.
Included in this free talk is guidance on hosting monarch caterpillars on your own. The event starts on the Ernst Terrace at the Education Center and then goes out onto the grounds to the Monarch Waystation. Plenty of free parking on University Blvd.
Visit The EJC Arboretum events page for more information.

3. September, 2017: Monarch Tagging!
For those wanting to learn to tag and release a Monarch Butterfly to launch its fall migration. Join us for this exciting event! All are welcome to attend the free talk.
Register for the Monarch release at The EJC Arboretum events page. A $12 fee includes a Monarch Butterfly of your own and the cost of tagging with Monarch Watch.

For more information about any or all events of this exciting educational series, visit The EJC Arboretum events page or call us at 540-568-3194.

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