Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Please join us to hear Charles Boos, Certified Arborist and UCONN Master Gardener, as he talks about the increasingly crucial role our landscape plants play in supporting local populations of butterflies. Organized in conjunction with “Catch the Butterflies” an installation by artist Brian Keith Stephens, this talk will illuminate how increasing urbanization has led to a highly fragmented and diminished habitat for butterflies and other insect wildlife.
Charles will highlight some of the plant species we can plant to help feed and provide cover for our native wildlife in our increasingly suburban habitat. He will also point out some of the worst invasive plant offenders in our home landscapes and will show how to replace them with species that are native, that support our native wildlife, and that also enhance the landscape.
Charles Boos has a long history in habitat enhancement in New London, New York, and Rhode Island. In addition to helping homeowners transition their suburban landscapes to more sustainable, wildlife friendly landscapes, he has worked on several large restorations in conjunction with the Groton Open Space Association, Avalonia Land Conservancy and the Ledyard Garden Club.
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