June 19, 2021 • 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Once a year we open our home to allow the public to tour our backyard butterfly habitat so that you can learn how to create a butterfly and pollinator friendly space, garden, or habitat.
We began transforming our two acres in 2012 and our efforts have been a work in progress ever since. Our goal is to provide support to butterflies through the thoughtful use of both native and non-native plants and messy/lazy gardening practices. As a result of our approach we raise around a hundred or more Monarch and Black Swallowtail butterflies each year. In total we have raised almost 20 different butterfly and moth species from plants either naturally occurring or placed within our habitat.
The Plant Swap is our way of helping you and other members of our community to acquire plants at no cost to help you get started or supplement your garden.
Bringing plants to swap is totally optional! We will have a limited supply and selection of plants for sale during the event. We accept all cards, check, and cash.
We welcome adults and children of all ages. We love all pets but please leave them at home today. We do not have a public restroom at this time. All areas are grass covered and fairly level. Please contact us if you have any questions or have special needs.
We will have a designated area to place plants. You will be exchanging plants with us and with other attendees of the Open House.
Generally, for each plant you bring you can swap it for another plant — in other words an equal exchange. While there is no limit to how many plants you may bring, be reasonable.
Yes! We are limiting the number of people per hour because of the following important reasons:
We will be implementing the following safety measures:
Free tickets for this event will be available starting in May 2021.
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