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Youngstown Garden Club announces program on butterfly gardening in WNY


Mon, May 1st 2023 07:00 am

Maxine Grimmer, a Niagara County master gardener, will present a PowerPoint talk about butterfly gardening in Western New York at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Youngstown Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St.

A press release stated, “This program aligns with the Youngstown Garden Club’s mission to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening in all people, and to aid in the protection of native plants, trees and birds. Butterflies are increasingly threatened by habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. By planting butterfly gardens, people can help conserve butterflies, as well as other native insects, and help perpetuate native plant species.

“In Ms. Grimmer’s colorful presentation, she will teach us about 13 butterflies found in this area, including food sources for both the caterpillars and the butterflies. Attendees will learn the basics of attracting butterflies to their gardens, thereby playing a role in conserving these small, but mighty creatures.”

Admission is free for members of all garden clubs, students and faculty. A $5 fee for all others will be deducted from membership dues when an application for membership is submitted.

For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/youngstowngardenclub/.

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