Celebrate monarchs, bees and all the hard-working pollinators with activities for kids and adults.
Join Anderson’s Bookshop
for an interactive reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
with a caterpillar craft.
11am: From Nectar to Tears to Poo: The Things Butterflies Eat & Why with Dr. Chandreyee Mitra, Biology Professor at North Central College. Dr. Mitra has a fascination with the insect world earning her MS and PhD at the University of Nebraska, working with crickets, and then a postdoc in Tucson, AZ working with butterflies. In this talk, she’ll tell you some fascinating stuff about butterflies and what they eat.
12pm: Planting for Pollinators with TGP employee and perennial guru, Joannie Rocchi.
Throughout the day:
Make a butterfly muddle ($5); Free activities include: Become a butterfly, go on a pollinator scavenger hunt, play butterfly games! More to come—watch thegrowingplace.com