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  • Anderson, Scott
    Field Work Coordinator

  • Blair, Beverly –
    Recording Secretary

  • Bowen-Schnackenberg, Beverly Z – 

  • Fountaine, Jackie – 

  • Rosenbeck, Karen –
    President and Newsletter

  • Rothman, Barbara – 

  • Slaminko, Jim – 
    Treasurer & Membership

11 Responses to Contacts

  1. anne silverstein says:

    Good morning, I live at Condo On The Bay, I really want to thank you ( and especially Susan) for the beautiful flowers and countless hours of hard work!!!!! its beautiful!

  2. Charles Deglow says:

    This year I had 3 large Aesclepia plants. From those 3 came 51 Monarch caterpillars. After they had stripped the plants bare and sought places to form chrysalis, I took cuttings and started 12 more plants and cut the original plants back to about 18 inches. The new and the old are just beginning to develop new leaves. Today I discovered 30 new eggs on the original plants and a few caterpillars. I also found caterpillars on the new plants. If I leave them to their appetites, there will be nothing left for future generations and they may kill the new plants. SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!

  3. Lois C Roller says:

    Please let me know of the BEST southwest coast Florida Butterfly book so I can buy it STAT!! {:) I LOVE my new passion – butterflies! I have been a backyard birder for decades and have enjoyed the butterflies, but have not planted gardens for them as I am now doing. I SO enjoyed your program at Boca Royale the other day, and am now avidly pursuing this new interest. In fact, I now know I have the state butterfly in my yard everyday – the Zebra Longwing, and also the Pipevine Swallowtail who hovered around, over and on a bush beside my lanai where I watched it every second! I have a large area on the southeast of my house where the butterfly garden will be planted. I will be going to 730 Myakka Road for the plants – thank you for this as well! Lois R.

    • Beverly says:

      Hi Lois,
      We are so delighted that you enjoyed our program and that you are so interested in butterflies. I would say that the most thorough book is by Jeffrey Glassberg, “Butterflies Through Binoculars: Florida (Field Guide Series)”. We also have a list of books on the website and we update it from time to time so check back. Please visit our butterfly garden and attend some of our programs.
      Choose Joy,

  4. JUDY COUNCIL says:

    when will the events calendar be up dated? Does this club have monthly meetings? If so, when are they?

    • Beverly says:

      Hello Judy,

      We meet monthly from September through May, usually on the 4th Thursday of the month. In the summer we have informal breakfast meetings. Would you like to join us as a guest for our August breakfast? We also have field trips on various days. We are just finalizing the schedule for the coming season and we should be posting it in the next week or so.

  5. nikki campbell says:

    Hello my name is Nikki Campbell and I work for Children First in Sarasota. We are interested in finding someone who might visit our classroom with caterpillars and butterflies and show our kids about them. if you can or know of someone who will please let us know. thank you so much!!!!

  6. Bradford Saivetz says:

    Thanks — I am on my way

    Be well


  7. Bradford Saivetz says:

    I am hooked. Now I have six caterpillars on a rapidly disappearing parsley plant — and I want to save them. But I need to buy a habitat for them, locally and immediately, and fill it with parsley from Publix — I guess. And — add twigs — I guess. And i guess I must plant another parsley plant for the mother.

    Please help.

    Thank you.

    Bradford Saivetz
    Longboat Key

    • Beverly says:

      Hello Bradford,
      I have found a good container to use is a plastic box with a removable, vented lid. They are called Critter Cages and available in various sizes in most pet stores. I put a paper towel in the bottom and some larval plant in a container of water, covered so the caterpillars do not fall in. If you are needing to purchase parsley, I strongly recommend you purchase organic parsley at somewhere like The Granary so it will not have pesticides on it. The pesticides will kill the caterpillars. They can also eat dill, and fennel. You need to keep the cage cleaned and replace the food as needed. Good luck. Black swallowtails are beautiful.

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