Author Archives: Beverly

Pipevine Swallowtails

We are ecstatic. We had two female Pipevine swallowtails laying eggs in our yard. They were laying on Aristolochia tomentosa – many of which had volunteered into our lawn. I was feverishly trying to rescue the eggs while the lawnmower … Continue reading

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New Program Schedule for 2013-2014

Hi everyone. The new schedule for 2013-2014 is posted. We have lots of fun things lined up. We hope you will join us.

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New Program Schedule for 2012-2013

Our new program schedule has been posted. Be sure to check it out and mark your calendar to join us for these interesting and fun programs and field trips. Also start potting some plants for our plant exchange and let … Continue reading

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Check out the new photo gallery

Be sure to check out our new photo gallery contributed by 16 year old Taylor and her step-mom Megan. Taylor is a nature lover and budding photographer. Thank you to Taylor and Megan for caring about butterflies and nature. We … Continue reading

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Updated Schedule

Our program schedule has been posted. Be sure to check it out and mark your calendar to join us for these interesting and fun programs and field trips.

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Summer Reading Idea

Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis by Kim Todd Check out this book for some interesting summer reading. It is a fascinating story of a woman born in Europe in 1647. At age 13 she painted her first … Continue reading

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Observations

What are you seeing in your gardens and afield? I am watching my beautiful Plumbago out my window with dainty Cassius blues laying their eggs  and various swallowtails nectaring. My backyard is covered with Gulf Fritillaries flitting about.

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Butterfly Gardening

Let us hear from you – post questions or tips on butterfly gardening

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Welcome

We hope you enjoy our site, whether you are a visitor or a member. We are a chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, dedicated to conserving butterflies and their habits, and we cover the Sarasota county area. Chapter membership … Continue reading

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