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:
10:00-11:00am- Book signing with Rita
1:00-2:00pm- Butterfly walk with Rita
11am-3pm- Butterfly themed crafts and activities for children
11am-3pm- Joyce Pearsall will have a table highlighting monarch conversation and education.
*A limited number of free milkweed starts will be available to take home.
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.