Butterfly Gardening 101 Offered at Brooker Creek Preserve
Photo courtesy of Pinellas County Communications
Invest an hour of time learning how to create an inviting oasis for butterflies with a free Butterfly Gardening 101 class at Brooker Creek Preserve (3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs) on Saturday, June 26, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Presenters Mark and Nancy Yeager will share tips on attracting local butterflies and explain the basics of butterfly gardening. Information presented will include the butterfly life cycle, host plants, nectar plants, native plants, and butterfly behavior. Sample plants will be available for viewing, and a tour of the butterfly garden at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center will be offered, weather permitting. Summer is the perfect time of year to start a butterfly garden, since butterflies are abundant, and butterfly plants are readily available. This free class is recommended for adults, not children. Space is limited. Participants need to register in advance by calling (727) 453-6800.
Managed by the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management's Environmental Lands Division, Brooker Creek Preserve protects more than 8,000 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 3940 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. The horse trails and Friends Trail are open daily and holidays. Boardwalks and trails next to the Environmental Education Center are open Thursday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to one hour before sunset. The preserve is closed Monday through Wednesday and holidays.
To learn more about Brooker Creek Preserve, visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org or call (727) 453-6800. For more information on Pinellas County's Environmental Lands Division, visit www.pinellascounty.org/environment or call (727) 453-6900. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Prior to two working days before the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights (400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater) or call (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).
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