Learn to find, attract butterflies

Published 8:00 am Friday, March 16, 2018

On March 21, the Tryon Garden Club program will feature David Ahrenholz, an international butterfly expert.

Ahrenholz’s presentation will emphasize local butterflies, and suggest where and when to find them this spring and early summer. He will give us a glimpse at the beauty of butterflies and some of the amazing things they do, and ways we can increase our opportunities to observe all their life stages. 

In particular, some easily grown food plants support very specific butterflies. He will also discuss butterfly behaviors and some of his experiences discovering new species in the rain forests of South America.

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The program will be at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center March 21 at 2 p.m. and is free. The public is invited to attend. FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon. For directions call 828-859-9021 or go to www.FENCE.org.

Tryon Garden Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year! It is one of the oldest garden clubs in North Carolina, having been organized in 1928.

The Tryon Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to foster awareness and an appreciation for the natural world be preserving, protecting and treasuring Pearson’s Falls, contributing to the beautification of Tryon, educating members and the community, and collaborating with others.

– Submitted by Lucy Brannon