We will be conducting education and community outreach at Bass Lake Day. Come by an see what caterpillars or butterflies we have collected from our backyard habitat, recent moth sightings, and more! We plan to have some DIY butterfly related crafts for a quick make & take project.

We will be participating at the NCBG Spring Plant sale providing education and community outreach. We will have any caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies currently available from our habitat for education and demonstration.

The event features multiple native plant only vendors from around North Carolina. There will be other activities during the sale. For more information visit the event website at: http://ncbg.unc.edu/native-plant-sale/

Join us for our 3rd Annual Open House & Plant Swap on the Summer Solstice!

How the Open House works
We open our habitat to allow members of our community to come see how we created our garden and habitat, maintain it, changes we make, and what we continue to learn from observing it in action. We offer a guided tour of the habitat telling our story, showcase our favorite plants, discuss how everything has a role in the habitat, and show you all of the life stages of various butterfly species currently in the yard.

How the Plant Swap works
1. Bring a plant from your garden that is either a host plant or nectar plant for any pollinator. (See our suggested plant list.)
2. Check in your plants with us upon arrival. For each plant you bring you’ll get 1 swap credit. Save time by filling out a Plant Swap Check In Sheet before you come and be sure to bring it with you!
3. Use your credits to swap a plant with us, or with plants others have brought to swap.
4. Don’t have any plants to bring? No problem! We’ll have plants you can purchase.


Swap and Plant List for Open House (Updated June 3, 2019)

Join us at the Long Leaf Pine Festival at Harris Lake County Park! We will have a limited selection of host and nectar plants available for purchase. As always, we will bring with us any live caterpillars or butterflies that are currently available from our habitat.

We will have a special exhibit about woodland butterflies. Woodland butterflies are a unique group of lepidoptera as they prefer or utilize other sources of food than flower nectar. Finding them for observation can be a bit tricky and typically requires going to remote locations.

Come join us outside the capitol building, or inside if it’s a rainy day! We’ll have our usual set-up along with any caterpillars or butterflies available from our habitat. We will have a small selection of plants and other butterfly related items for sale.

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