Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd
New Haven, CT 06512
Enjoy an up-close-and-personal visit with monarch butterflies in various stages of their magical life cycle, and find out how you can help safeguard these regal creatures as horticulturist and owner of Natureworks Garden Center, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, brings her captivating, hands-on presentation, “Raising Monarch Butterflies,” to the Pardee-Morris House.
Admission is free, donations welcomed.
Did you know that only 2 out of every 100 monarch eggs survive in the wild to become a butterfly? The odds for the survival of this beautiful species are not in their favor, but if DuBrule-Clemente has her way they will survive and thrive. Her presentation includes an introduction and demonstrates how to hunt for the eggs, bring them inside, raise them and release them. The presentation will also include information on what to plant to keep monarchs and other important pollinators happy and healthy, including milkweed, butterfly weed, and lots of nectar flowers.