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Lunch & Learn: Gardening for Butterflies With Trees and Flowers

When people think gardening for butterflies, colorful flowers often come to mind. But many species of butterflies also depend on trees and shrubs. Join Corinne to learn how you can garden and landscape to help butterflies flourish. Bernheim Lunch & Learn programs are designed for adults who enjoy spending time outdoors with others and who […]

Mourning Cloaks Have Returned

With the warmer weather we have been experiencing this week, mourning cloaks and other butterflies have been seen flying around Bernheim Forest. Mourning cloaks are one of many butterfly species that overwinter, or live through the winter, as adults. They are usually one of the first butterflies seen each year, in addition to Question Mark and Comma […]

Trails from the Bent Twig Trail: The Cycle Continues

They’re back!  The spicebush butterflies have been laying their eggs on the spicebush, Lindera benzoin and sassafras trees Sassafras albidum on the Bent Twig Trail and elsewhere. Some of those eggs have hatched into small caterpillars. Nearly a year ago, I blogged about discovering these along this trail, so it seems fitting to find them again as […]

Monarch of the Skies

Monarch butterflies are more than lovely wings in the wind, they seem to carry our hopes and dreams and perhaps even our love of nature in their determined annual relay across the continent. Join Corinne to learn more about their life cycle, their journey, their needs, and factors that threaten their numbers; and ways that you help monarchs […]