Nurture Nature Series
April 4, 2012 - 2:34pm
April 7, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
The Baytown Nature Center’s monthly program, Nurture Nature Series presents a topic this month that appeals to all ages – butterflies! Who doesn’t get a thrill seeing these winged jewels flutter by or stop to sip nectar from a nearby flower? Don’t miss this opportunity to get outdoors and learn more about these favorites of all insects when Tracey Prothro, Superintendent of Natural Resource Programs and BNC Naturalist, Crissy Butcher introduce visitors to “The Butterflies of Baytown.” The program from 10:00 – 11:00 am on Saturday, April 7 is at the nature center, located at 6213 Bayway Drive.
In much the same way as the famous line “If you build it he will come” in the movie, Field of Dreams, attracting butterflies is a matter of “building” the proper habitat.
In addition to plants that provide nectar sources, butterflies also require specific host plants on which to lay their eggs and for caterpillars to feed. Prothro and Butcher will talk about some of the more common butterflies in this area and ways to make home
gardens hospitable to butterflies. They will also have several butterfly plants, both host and nectar, on hand for reference.
Make a day of it by attending “Butterflies of Baytown” and stay to enjoy hiking one of the trails, observing spring bird migration, dropping a line to fish awhile or sharing a picnic with the family.
The Nurture Nature Series is the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 –11:00 am. The program is free with regular admission to the nature center of $3 for adults and children 13 and older. Annual passes for individuals and family are also available for $20 and $50 respectively.
Mark your calendars for the next topic, “Wetlands” on Saturday, May 5.