Entomology: Meet the Butterflies & Moths

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Frederique Lavoipierre

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

Spaces still available.  Please register at the class.

Some of our most beloved insects are butterflies and moths, and some of our most reviled pests are their offspring - caterpillars. What role do they fill in the wild? Can we adapt our gardening strategies to include ‘caterpillar gardens’ in addition to ‘butterfly gardens’? Join us in exploring one of everyone’s favorite groups of insects, and which native plants support them in the wild and in gardens. Short lectures are accompanied by hands-on lab time and Garden walks.

Instructor

Frederique Lavoipierre, Director of EducationFrederique Lavoipierre is the Director of Education at the Garden. In addition to teaching at the Garden, she also gives presentations on many aspects of sustainable landscaping, including ecological principles and practices, habitat gardens, beneficial insects, soil ecology, and on fresh-water ecology and aquatic invertebrates. One of her special interests is how to use the techniques of conservation biological control (CBC) to reduce pesticide use, leading to cleaner water and healthier ecosystems.

Entomology for Gardeners & Botanists Series

Category: 
Botany/Natural History
Creatures in the Garden
Gardening/Horticulture