Butterfly Programs


10 Tips for Attracting Pollinators

Notes: This program was developed for a general audience. I prefer to have 1-1.25 hours, including time for questions to do this program. If necessary, I can adapt the program to fit in a 45 minute time period, but that will eliminate most of our question and discussion time. (This topic tends to generate lots of questions.) Please discuss with me how much time will be available when scheduling this program.

Description: Pollinator gardens have grown in popularity in recent years. In this program, we’ll discuss tips for attracting pollinators to your garden and why it is important to keep these things in mind.

Botany for Butterfly Enthusiasts

Notes: This program was developed for butterfly lovers. The program is approximately 45 minutes long, including questions.

Description: When it comes to butterflies, not all flowers are created equal. Learn why butterflies use some flowers and not others, some of the amazing ways butterflies pollinate flowers, and other basic botany related to butterflies.

Butterfly Biology

Notes: This program was developed for a general audience who is interested in butterflies. The program is approximately 45 minutes long, including questions.

Description: Butterflies are amazing creatures. Learn about their life cycle, the foods they feed on (no, not all butterflies are attracted to flowers), what happens to them during the winter, and many other fascinating details about butterflies.

Native Plants for Attracting Butterflies

Notes: This program was developed for a general audience. It typically takes between 45 minutes and 1.25 hours depending on the number of questions asked and how in-depth those questions are. Please discuss with me how much time will be available when scheduling this program.

Description: We’ll learn how to use native plants to attract butterflies to your garden, including which plants are important hosts for caterpillars. We will also discuss some native plants that you might want to consider planting.

Planting for Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

Notes: This presentation was developed for a general audience. It typically takes between 45 minutes and 1.25 hours depending on the number of questions asked and how in-depth those questions are. When scheduling this program, please discuss with me how much time will be available.

Description: Different types of pollinators have different habitat requirements, and not all plants attract all pollinators equally. We will discuss the many different types of pollinators that you can attract to your gardens and some of the things to keep in mind when planting for pollinators, especially bees and butterflies. We will also discuss some native plants that you might want to consider planting for pollinators.