Birds & Bees Educational Series
Humboldt Botanical Gardens
Saturday, July 29th
Humboldt Botanical Garden butterfly house is a pilot project that began in May of 2017 to determine if such a this is feasible for the Garden's future. It occupies the northwest portion of the Sun Valley Floral Farms Greenhouse. Landscaped with a water feature, stone walkway and butterfly friendly plants, the habitat currently houses Monarchs, Western Swallowtails, Painted Lady and Red Admiral butterflies.
This talk and tour of the butterfly house will emphasize making a home garden butterfly friendly with food, water and shelter. All stages of butterfly life, eggs, caterpillar, chrysalids and butterflies will be available for observation. Terry Kramer, a staff member of HBG since 2009 helped create the butterfly house. The program will run from 10am until noon beginning with a special performance by AllStar Theatre Arts ALLSTARS. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
This Series is made possible through a grant by the McLean Foundation. The Humboldt Botanical Gardens is partnering with the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge to present monthly educational programs titled “The Birds and Bees Educational Series” focusing on plants, animals and insects of the North Coast Region.