Raising Butterflies

Sat, September 12, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fewer than 10% of monarch eggs and larvae will survive to become adult butterflies, largely due to predation of the larvae. Raising them in an indoor habitat boosts survival to rates well over 90%. Holly & Jennifer will show participants how and where to look for butterfly eggs and larvae and how to support them as they go through their amazing transformation.

Holly Hunter is a retired IT professional who now spends her time gardening for wildlife.  She runs a Monarch Way Station for her local library in Warr Acres, and she works with Okies For Monarchs and the Master Gardeners to install pollinator gardens in public spaces.

Jennifer Klein Plato provides habitat for pollinators at her home garden Waystation. Last year alone, Jennifer raised and released over 150 monarch butterflies.

CommonWealth Urban Farms
3310 N Olie Ave
Oklahoma City, OK