Gardening for Butterflies and Their Caterpillars
Samantha Nestory, Horticulturist, Stoneleigh: a natural garden
The beauty of butterflies has been extolled for centuries – and with good reason! These delicate insects are a hallmark of warm weather and lend grace to the garden with their vibrant colors and gentle demeanor. However, butterflies need more than just flowers and nectar. They need overwintering sites, host plants, and shelter. Luckily, with some work, our gardens can provide these! Join us to learn about common and not-so-common butterfly species found in southeastern Pennsylvania and how you can transform your garden to support these beautiful insects.
Friday, March 19 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15
Morris Arboretum is one of more than 30 Philadelphia gardens in America’s Garden Capital. This 92-acre horticultural display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Morris Arboretum, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Business Services, offers educational programs for many audiences ranging from youth to professional and is a leader in botanical and horticultural research. The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums. For more information, visit: www.morrisarb.org