Feb. 22, 2020: Local Butterflies & Butterfly Gardening Tips

American lady butterfly (photo: Janet DiMattia)

Presentation by Joe Dwelly: Massachusetts Butterfly Club & Pollard Walk Leader

Location: Harwich Community Center, #100 Oak Street, 02645
Day/date/time: Saturday, February 22nd, 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Suggested donation of $5

Join Joe to focus on the local diversity of butterflies that can be found in Harwich. In particular, learn about the butterflies that inhabit the town-owned conservation area called Thompson’s Field where Joe has documented 50 different species through his Pollard Walks. Some unique and rare butterflies have been discovered at Thompson’s Field as well as many resident butterflies and skippers. Learn about the relationship of butterflies to plants and learn helpful gardening tips that can help attract butterflies to your own backyard. And what exactly is a Pollard Walk you ask? Join us to find out!

About Joe Dwelly: Joe is affiliated with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club, which is a chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). Since 2011, he has surveyed several sites across Cape Cod and has documented 71 butterfly species across our fragile peninsula.  Joe is the regional coordinator for the ebutterfly database.  He leads and participates in annual July NABA butterfly counts including the Brewster/Harwich count.