Butterfly gardening program scheduled at Shawnee Prairie


GREENVILLE – Darke County Parks’ naturalist will host a free program to the public on the basics of butterfly gardening.

Community members are invited to join Darke County Parks at 3 p.m. June 30 as it explores which plants attract the most butterflies, as well as other tricks to keep these important pollinators thriving.

Did you know some butterflies take in minerals through a behavior called “puddling”? Learn about this and other habits to provide a suitable space for your garden visitors.

Attendees will discover which flowers and structures will have butterflies and other native pollinators returning again and again to their gardens.

Those who are interested in learning more about the Darke County Parks and its special programs should visit the park’s website at darkecountyparks.org or sign up to receive a quarterly copy of the Nature Notes Newsletter. Included in each newsletter is a listing of the upcoming programs, informative articles from the naturalist educators and/or director and special programming information. Community members also can visit the parks headquarters at Shawnee Prairie Preserve located at 4267 State Route 502 in Greenville. The nature center and office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.

Darke County Parks strives to maintain and protect the unique natural and cultural areas of Darke County for future generations.

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