October 2016 Pollinator Workshop

An absolutely great workshop led by Susan Meyers, a conservation specialist and educator from the monarchwatch.org.  Susan presented information about Georgia butterflies, our caterpillars and told us about the importance of all pollinators in our lives and explained their contribution to our food chain.  She shared abundant written material and gave us the opportunity to choose seeds to supplement our own butterfly and pollinator gardens.  Each of the attendees built a pollinator house to provide a home for individual species and brought home the makings for a butterfly puddle pond.  Fast answers to questions won some attendees plants with caterpillars – a passion vine with several Gulf Fritillary instars, rue with Giant Swallowtail instars, as well as parsley with Black Swallowtail instars.