Butterfly Gardening and More (free) Presentation and Book Signing

Saturday, September 28, in Starke, Florida (between Gainesville and Jacksonville).

Get ready for 150 minutes of learning about butterflies and butterfly gardening, presented by Edith and Stephen Smith. Brenda Dziedzic will be on hand to autograph her book, Raising Butterflies in the Garden. Door prizes will be given out at the end of the event. After the presentation and door prizes are awarded, Edith, Stephen, and Brenda will be available to answer questions for those who wish to linger a while.

Beginning with (1) the basics of a butterfly’s life cycle and building a butterfly garden, continuing with (2) advanced butterfly gardening, and ending with (3) container butterfly gardening, this presentation/class will be held in Starke, Florida on Saturday, September 28. Snacks are provided for the two breaks during the presentation. You choose: stay for any part of the presentation or leave at any time you wish. We believe you’ll decide to stay until the end of the event.

Presentation at Hospice of Marion County
  • Basic Butterfly Gardening – 45 minutes
  • Break with snacks – 10 minutes
  • Advanced Butterfly Gardening – 45 minutes
  • Break with snacks – 10 minutes
  • Container Butterfly Gardening – 40 minutes
  • Door prize drawings (both containers that we’ll plant as well as a book or two about butterfly gardening and more)
Seed of Blue Toadflax, host for Buckeye butterflies.

Seed for various host and nectar plants will be available for anyone who wishes to take some. You are welcome to bring extra seed to add to the variety available. A table will be set up for seed. Take a few seed of as many varieties as you’d like.

Brenda Dziedzic will be available to autograph her book, Raising Butterflies in the Garden. Please bring your book for her to autograph! There are two versions. Bring either or both books.

Bring your copy for Brenda to autograph

Gulf Fritillary butterflies
drinking nectar from bottlebrush blooms

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