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Fair Haven Free Library program features butterflies

Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.—FAIR HAVEN—“Build it and they will come!” is a beautiful slide show presentation of Eastern butterflies, featuring the importance of building and maintaining butterfly habitat.

The slide show will be held at the Fair Haven Free Library on Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m.

If we are to protect our various local butterflies, and the Monarch butterfly, then it is important to have lots of good nectar plants to help feed butterflies, along with plants where female butterflies can lay their eggs, scientists explain.

Presenters will discuss what we can do to maintain good butterfly habitat, and participants will learn about butterfly gardens that many schools are building on the Monarch’s migration path, from Minneapolis to Corpus Christi.

In addition to exploring habitat, participants will learn about the differences between butterflies and moths, and will touch on interesting butterfly facts and behaviors.

For example: Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet? Did you know that the Viceroy butterfly looks like the Monarch and is protected by mimicking the Monarch, which is poisonous to birds?

After the slide show, children will create their own amazing butterfly tee shirts.

Participants may bring their own shirt, or purchase shirts from Jerry at $4 per shirt (heavy 100 percent cotton white tees).

For more information contact the Fair Haven library.

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