Audubon To Host Butterfly Gardening Workshop

The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host a butterfly gardening workshop from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

While butterflies seem to appear like magic in some yards and to only fly through others, people can learn how to make the butterflies stay in their yard by providing the food, habitat and shelter they require for all stages of their lives.

The class will be indoors and will include a tour of Audubon’s butterfly garden at the end.

Jeff Tome is senior naturalist at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary and will lead the workshop. He has been raising butterflies for years and planted his first butterfly garden and habitat five years ago. Since then, his family has watched all kinds of butterflies grow up in the backyard, including some that made their chrysalis on the playhouse.

The cost is $14 or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Reservations are requested by Monday, June 24, by calling 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org or clicking on the Program Listing link at jamestownaudubon.org.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.