July 19: Butterfly Gardening for Everyone: From backyards to balconies

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Speyeria cybele, by Ron Rowan

Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly Speyeria cybele, by Ron Rowan

On July 19th at 11am at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, Dundas, Matt Mills will be discussing Butterfly Gardening for Everyone: from Backyards to Balconies.

Matt has been interested in butterflies and their habits for almost 20 years, and has a great deal of knowledge about gardening for butterflies. He specializes in the use of native pl;ants to attract pollinators but will also discuss valuable cultivated varieties.

No space is too small for butterfly gardening – provided it gets some afternoon sun” said Matt. “Not everyone has the space to grow a garden of native plants and shrubs, but there are many compact annuals which are highly attractive to butterflies and can be grown in containers and window boxes.” He continued, “However, it is important to be very selective because some flowers smell and look terrific but do not provide the nectar which pollinators require”.

Get the scoop on butterfly gardening from an expert on Saturday July 19th, 11 am, at the Urquhart Butterfly Garden, Dundas.

Butterflies need all the help we can give them.

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