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Butterfly Workshop & Release 2014

Butterfly Workshop and Release

Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on Milkweed.

Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on Milkweed.

Butterfly Gardens are HOT! I literally speak with someone most everyday about plants that attract butterflies, Host plants for specific butterflies and the like. Butterfly Gardening is popular all over the country now too! So with this continued popularity and the need for good information in mind, we are planning to do another Butterfly Garden Workshop this year!

We will have 2 Great speakers here to help teach you all about Butterflies and ‘HOW TO’ attract them to your garden.

Speaker #1 is Master Gardener and Butterfly Enthusiast Mrs. Betty Welch Stephens. She will start us off with a great Garden Workshop about Host Plants, nectar plants and how they work with the Butterflies in your Garden. Landscape Designer Mark Carter will be on hand to assist and answer questions too.
Then we will enter the Butterfly House where –

Speaker #2 is Celeste Bursi of Butterflies in Memphis. She will be leading a presentation on Butterflies & their lifecycle and she will lead us in a “Live Butterfly Release”!

Register your kids to get to release a Butterfly! But do it quickly - they are going quick!

Register your kids to get to release a Butterfly! But do it quickly – they are going quick!

Set your calenders! Don’t miss this AWESOME Educational Workshop! Bring the whole family! Your KIDS will LOVE this!

WHEN – Saturday, June 7th. Starting at 9am. The 1st. Presentation will run approx.45 minutes to 1 hour with plenty of time for a personal Q & A with Mrs. Stevens and Mark Carter. Then around 10 we will move into the Butterfly House for the Butterfly Release Program with Mrs. Celeste Bursi.

WHERE – Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. Jackson TN. 38305 For more info call – 731-424-2206

WHAT – We will learn about our beautiful friend, the Butterfly! We will learn about the life-cycle of the Butterfly, their host plants, their impact on our environment and how to attract them to YOUR GARDEN! Butterflies AND Butterfly Plants will be available at the workshop. AND there will be a LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE during the Program!

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HOW DO I REGISTER – It’s Easy! AND It’s Free! Just call the Nursery at 731-424-2206. Tell them how many will be with your group and your done! There will be a limited # of butterflies available for kids to release – IF you want to be on this list, CALL ASAP! These slots will fill quickly. Bring a folding lawn chair if you like. I hope to see you all there! It’s going to be AWESOME!

PS: Bring a CAMERA!

– Mark Carter