September 2015 – Berwick YNC Butterfly Event Report

30min after hatching

30min after hatching

On September 5th the Berwick YNC and the Annapolis Valley YNC held a butterfly event at the home of Larry and Allison Bogan. The Bogans raise Monarch Butterflies on their extensive milkweed fields and and dag and release the adults when hatched. This event was our largest event ever with over 30 kids and 20 adults! It was an amazing day¬†with brilliant sunshine. Larry spoke about the monarchs and their ecological needs and why the milkweed is so important to them as a source of food and poison for their caterpillars! We were all totally thrilled when one of the chrysalis’ that the Bogans were showing us suddenly hatched and out popped a Monarch! We really learned and saw a lot about butterflies that day. Follow this link for more photos¬†http://nature1st.net/ync/category/photos/.

Don’t forget to start planning your butterfly garden for next spring! Some plants to consider adding are Cone flowers, brown eyed susans, butterfly bush, bee balm, milkweed…