3 Milkweed/Monarch Events: Sat 10/22 and two on Wed 10/26

Do not miss these opportunities to learn about our native milkweeds – larvae plants for the Monarch Butterfly. Monarchs and milkweeds are prairie creatures! Learn how to propagate the milkweeds on Saturday, October 22 in Missouri City (no pre-registreation required) and then go to Don’s Milkweed talk on Wednesday, October 26.  Also visit our Milkweeds & Monarch information page.

1. Wednesday, October 26
Houston’s Milkweeds: Identification, Habitat, Heritage
by Don Verser

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@ October Meeting,
Houston Chapter – Native Prairies Association of Texas

6:30 pm for Refreshments; & Presentation at 7:00 pm
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion @ Hermann Park
1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tQAdqzp1C6m

Don Verser, prairie conservationist  who “discovered” Deer Park Prairie, has a special interest in native milkweeds. He is also an excellent photographer. Enjoy some of Don’s beautiful photos of Deer Park Prairie at HNPAT’s Flickr site, at this link. Don is active in Houston’s birding and native plant communities, where he has led efforts for habitat restoration with a focus on growing plants that support Lepidoptera species. Locally, he is a member of Houston Audubon, Nature Discovery Center, Outdoor Nature Club, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and the Native Prairie Association of Texas.

Two Milkweed Propagation Workshops Presented by Barbara Willy

From Barbara Willy, Executive Director & Founder of Monarch Gateway: We Hope You Will Join Us!
Prepare to attract monarch butterflies in the spring by propagating native local ecotype milkweed.  Attend this hands-on propagation workshop that has successfully grown hundreds of thousands of native milkweed.  Bring some friends if you’d like. Each participant will receive seed and supplies to stratify and sprout milkweed to take home.  We hope to attract residents interested in backyard or community habitat that are not on our usual communication channels so please share this invitation.

2. Saturday, October 22
(no preregistration required)

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3. Correction: Wednesday, October 26
RSVP to kelli.ondracek@houstontx.gov
(note: email in flyer is incorrect; there is a dot between the “i” and the “o”)

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