Events: New Jersey Butterfly Club monthly meeting Tuesday 4/4

The North American Butterfly Association’s New Jersey Butterfly Club invites you to our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30pm. Mike Newlon will present “Butterflies of the South Carolina Counts.” One of the chapter’s best photographers will present his images of butterflies and other interesting sightings from the Frances Marion National Forest and Hobcaw Barony butterfly counts held in September 2016, including many butterflies that do not occur in New Jersey.

The meeting will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. All are welcome!

For more information about the NABA – New Jersey Butterfly Club, please visit http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/index.html

Put Your Garden On The Map!

 

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MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The North American Butterfly Association’s Butterfly Garden Certification program is a wonderful way to let everyone know that your garden provides resources that increase the world’s butterfly populations. Thousands of individual homeowners and institutions are already involved! Butterflies are not only important pollinators, their caterpillars, along with those of moths, are the major food of nesting songbirds – no butterflies and moths = no songbirds. Providing garden resources such as caterpillar host plants and adult nectar sources will not only attract but increase the production of butterflies, bees and other wildlife. You’ll be amazed by the sheer number and uniqueness of wildlife that will visit the vegetation you steward and remain to reproduce there. Increasing development and excessive pesticide use has made creation of oases for pollinators critical. Encourage municipal officials to maintain and certify additional habitats. Incorporate schools, businesses, civic groups and others in butterfly management. Together, we can make the world a better place for butterflies and human beings at the same time. If we can save butterflies, we can save ourselves ® is more than a slogan – it’s the understanding that keeping sufficient space for wildlife will sustain people as well.

Specific requirements for certification include:

– At least three different native caterpillar food plants must be grown, preferably more than one plant of each selected species.

– At least three different native butterfly nectar sources must be grown, preferably more than one plant of each selected species.

– The use of pesticides is discouraged. Pesticides can kill butterflies as well as other important pollinators.
For a map of where North American Butterfly Association Certified Gardens are saving habitat for butterflies, click HERE. To certify your garden, please complete this FORM.

The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) is a 501 c(3) non-profit membership-based entity headquartered in Morristown, NJ. The organization’s largest project is the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX. Through an active Chapter system and engaged membership, NABA works locally to promote on-the-ground conservation work and institutes policy initiatives to further its mission. For more information visit http://www.naba.org. Connect with us on social media @NABAButterfly.

Events: Broward County Florida Chapter Monthly Meeting 3/14

The North American Butterfly Association’s Broward County Butterfly Chapter invites you to our monthly meeting  ‘Photo Night’ with Bonnie O’Leary on Tuesday March 14, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Members & Friends share their best photos of butterflies, eggs, caterpillars or chrysalis. We’ll also have an auction of native larval and nectar plants and refreshments.

Meeting starts: 7pm, social hour: 6:30pm at the Broward County Extension Office, 3245 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314.

For further info visit our website: www.browardbutterflies.org or email BCBCmail@gmail.com

Chapters: Georgia-Piedmont event Saturday 3/11 Panola Mountain State Park

The North American Butterfly Association’s Georgia-Piedmont Chapter invites you to join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Panola Mountain State Park. We look forward to having Scott Anderson share his stories and pictures of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) National Butterfly Center. Ten years ago, NABA broke ground for what has become the largest native plant botanical garden in the US, established to advance our mission of conservation and education. Scott has been there and experienced it first-hand. Join us as he shares his experiences and takes us on a virtual journey to this magical place.

Note: $5 parking fee

For more information about the NABA – Georgia-Piedmont Chapter, please visit http://nabageorgia.weebly.com

Events: New Jersey Chapter monthly meeting 3/7

The North American Butterfly Association’s New Jersey Butterfly Club invites you to our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm. Past president Joe Burgiel will present “2016 Year in Review,” a look back at the many programs, field trips, and events that members enjoyed last year. The meeting will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. All are welcome!

For more information about the NABA – New Jersey Butterfly Club, please visit http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/index.html