Conservation Corner: Butterflies in our Garden

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Susan Bergen's Conservation Corner at March's monthly meeting featured butterflies that are common to southwestern Connecticut. They live in similar habitats but have different needs in terms of host and nectar plants. Some are active in early spring. Others make an appearance later in the summer. Most spend the winter right in our gardens as caterpillars or chrysalids. They are beautiful and fascinating. 
Take a look . . . how many different kinds will you see in your garden this season? 

Butterflies In Our Garden

Conservation Corner: Irwin Park Meadows

IPMeadowdisplayboardLast month's Conservation Corner presented the meadows at Irwin Park and how they offer a unique habitat in our wooded suburban town.  The meadows at Irwin are full of perennial and annual wildflowers, vines, shrubs and mature trees which are home to bees, butterflies, birds, reptiles and mammals. The display featured late summer and fall blooming plants and how they benefit wildlife.  

Click here to view the Irwin Park Meadows display boards.