Build a Beautiful Butterfly Garden with Michele Sorensen

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Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden this summer!

Butterflies (from the order Lepidoptera) are a marvel to observe and are a wonderful addition to your spring, summer and fall garden. They play an important role as pollinators and are crucial to the formation of fruits and seeds in plants. Join UCONN Advanced Master Gardener Michele Sorensen as she introduces over a dozen butterfly species photographed locally. Learn how she attracts and keeps butterflies in all their life cycles, including egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult, and how she maximizes butterfly visits from spring through fall by planting masses of flowers in their favorite colors.

About the Presenter

Michele Sorensen is a 2018 UConn Advanced Master Gardener, the founder and leader of the Friends’ Garden Team at Sherwood Island State Park (2017-present) and the owner of Native Landscapes CT. A life long explorer of wildlife, early on she was awarded the Saugatuck Audubon scholarship, which allowed her to attend National Audubon Society’s Ecology Workshop for Educators. She then went on to work as an environmental educator with Connecticut Audubon. Until recently she also operated Kayak Adventure LLC, an organization that teaches boating safety and leads day trips to explore Long Island Sound.

This event is co-sponsored by Darien Nature Center and Darien Pollinator Pathway

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