Native Plants for Butterflies Talk

The Potowmack Chapter of VNPS invites butterfly enthusiasts to join them for a lecture on using Native Plants and Butterflies on Thursday, February 10th at Green Spring Gardens.

Native Plants For Butterflies

Thursday, February 10th, 7:30 pm at

Green Spring Gardens

4603 Green Spring Road

Alexandria, Virginia


Everybody knows that monarch caterpillars must have milkweed leaves to eat, and some of us grow milkweed for them. But what about mourning cloaks? Eastern tiger swallowtails? Buckeyes? Red admirals?

For anyone with a camera, 2010 was a very good year for chasing butterflies. Margaret Chatham is ready to share her pictures of butterflies from our watershed, their caterpillars, and the native plants they need, all in plenty of time for planning this spring’s additions to your yard or garden.

Margaret Chatham works with the VNPS Propagation Committee, the Potomac Gorge Weed Warriors and Fraser Preserve Visitation Committee. She is a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist, and leads an Early Detection/Rapid Response team for Fairfax County Park Authority.

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