What do butterflies and books have in common? Author Rita Venable will be at the Cradle of Forestry Discovery Center signing her book “Butterflies of Tennessee” and sharing her knowledge. A celebration of these fluttering pollinators this day will be all about butterflies!
Schedule of Activities:
10:00am- Book signing
1:00pm- Butterfly walk with Rita
Description of Walk:
On this stroll through gardens and meadows, we will focus on what to think about when planning a natural area or garden for butterflies. We will talk about what butterflies need to survive, what gardeners need to know, and problems some gardeners experience when planting a butterfly garden. We will discuss whether butterfly houses work or not, as well as tips for plant selections. Oh, yes, and we shall identify butterflies! Butterflies of Tennessee will be available for purchasing and signing before the walk. This book lists many specific plants known to be productive for butterflies.