Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Butterflies of San Antonio & Butterfly Gardening 101

Fall is here, but in typical Texas fashion we are still warm and sunny!  Which makes PERFECT weather for our butterflies to get that last bit of nectar before they hunker down for winter months.

If you are into butterfly watching, I've always said October is the best month to do that.  And if you have ever wondered how many species of butterflies we have in Texas or San Antonio and what they look like, I am offering a Butterflies of San Antonio & Butterfly Gardening 101 class at the San Antonio Botanical Garden on October 15th from 10-12pm.  

We'll discover the common families of butterflies and common species within those families.  With actual specimens to view by eye and under the microscope, you can get an up close look at these creatures that you usually don't catch while they are "on the fly".

We'll also cover my favorites for butterfly plants and tips on how to design your garden to make it more butterfly friendly.  I suspect, if the weather is nice, we'll also be able to tour the garden and view some butterflies active on the flowers.  We'll see what you learned and what you can spot!

Participants will also receive my favorite butterfly field guide.

Join me by registering through the San Antonio Botanical Garden.  Cost is $20 for nonmembers and $18 for members.  You must pre-register to attend!