The 2nd Annual Butterfly Release in the Nunan Butterfly Garden at the W. T. Bland Public Library will take place on Saturday, May 17. The program starts at 10:00 a.m. so check out the following activities so you can choose how you wish to participate:
• At 10:00 a.m. there will be cake and coffee in our new Community Room
• 10:30 a.m., a talk on butterflies and butterfly habitats by Teresa Wooddy, Master Gardener
• 11:45 a.m. - Butterfly release
• Noon – butterfly craft program & refreshments for children
• Butterfly plant sale – all monies raised will go to maintain our butterfly garden.
Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be a photo “ops” when the butterflies are released.
Many thanks to the Mount Dora Library Association for sponsoring the 2nd Annual Butterfly Release.
Teresa Wooddy has had a life-long passion for butterflies, dating back to her childhood where she chased butterflies every summer searching for unique specimens for her collection. As an adult, she prefers her butterflies alive and fluttering. After beginning her butterfly garden in 2008, she attended a seminar on raising butterflies and in 2009 interned at a professional butterfly farm, where she learned that one of the most important factors in raising healthy butterflies is to provide them with healthy plants. With this in mind, in 2013 she attended training at the Lake County Extension Office and received her UF/IFAS Master Gardener certification. Since that time, she has volunteered at the Discovery Gardens Butterfly House in Tavares, and given programs on the butterfly lifecycle and butterfly gardening to both adult and children’s groups.
The butterfly garden was a 2012 Eagle Scout project created by Nicholas Ignao and installed and maintained by Boy Scout Troop 19. The butterfly garden is dedicated to Ruth and Richard Nunan for their support of our Library over the years. Ms. Ruth as she was known was a dedicated volunteer of the Library for many years.
Major funding for the butterfly garden is provided by the Mount Dora Library Association with additional support by the Lakes & Hills Garden Club and the Garden Club of Mount Dora.
All Library programs are free and open to the public. For additional information, call (352) 735-7180 option 5.