Help Plant a Butterfly Garden with the Blue Hill Public Library

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library
5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

Kids and their families are invited by the Blue Hill Public Library and Healthy Peninsula to help plant a butterfly garden at the Healthy Peninsula office on Parker Point Road near the library on Wednesday, June 27th from 10:00 AM to noon. Kids will then be invited to help tend the garden throughout the summer in preparation for the release of monarch butterflies that will be raised at the library.

For the past two springs, the library has raised and released painted lady and monarch butterflies so that patrons can witness the different stages of metamorphosis. With the new native plant garden, there will be a place near the library, with an abundance of plants for the butterflies to feed on, where they can be released.

The butterfly garden is part of a series of five “Conservation Kids” projects by the library called “Caring for the Shore, and more!” that will engage youth volunteers to positively impact the environment and their community on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The projects, made possible by a grant from the Davis Conservation Foundation, are designed to show kids how they can make a difference in caring for, and preserving, the natural world around them. Native Gardens of Blue Hill helped provide advice and design the plantings, as well as procure native plants for the project. For more information call the library at 374-5515.

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