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August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$15.00
Come to the Leonard J. Buck Garden to learn about the magical & mysterious life of everyone’s favorite butterfly, the monarch. Cynthia Hedin, Somerset County Master Gardener will be on hand to explain why large numbers of monarchs are seen during the summer and early fall in the northern regions of the United States, and then great swarms are seen flying south to overwinter in more tropical climates. Participants will also learn about the monarch’s life cycle, threats to the monarch in our modern day environment, and what we can do to protect this iconic butterfly from extinction. All participants will receive milkweed plants; the host plant for the monarch butterfly and the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs. The milkweed can be planted to create one’s very own butterfly garden at home.