Deadline to register for Butterfly Activism: Turning Your Yard into a Butterfly Haven

Date(s) - Monday, May 12, 2014 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014
5:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


You can learn how to create a home in your own yard for the imperiled monarch butterfly and other butterflies in a workshop called “Butterfly Activism: Turning Your Yard into a Butterfly Haven” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.

The fee is $16 for the public or $12 for Friends of the Nature Center and children ages 9-15.

Paid reservations are required by Monday, May 12,  and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, stopping in, or clicking through the event listing at the Audubon website.

Audubon senior naturalist Jeff Tome will lead the workshop, which will walk you through everything you need to know to create a place where butterflies thrive. You will learn how a few simple plants and paying attention to basic butterfly needs can transform your yard into a butterfly paradise. While butterflies seem to appear like magic in some yards and to only fly through others, you can learn how to make the butterflies stay in your yard by providing the food, habitat and shelter they require for all stages of their lives.

Tome became interested in butterflies while raising hundreds for his wedding. Since then, he has been working on turning his yard into a sanctuary for butterflies by planting the plants that butterflies need.

The workshop will be indoors and will include a tour of Audubon’s butterfly garden at the end.