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Native Milkweeds and the Insects that Love Them • Johnson County

Saturday, Mar 16th, 2013 @ 1pm
Overland Park Arboretum • 8909 W. 179th • Bucyrus, KS • Map

Our Native Milkweeds and the Insects that Love Them
Over 100 species of Milkweeds populate North America and ten of them call Eastern Kansas “home”. Not only do these plants provide food and shelter for many colorful insects, including the beloved Monarch, they are botanically fascinating. Learn their reproductive strategy and why it is a miracle that they ever successfully set seed. Then meet the cast of characters who risk their lives to sip the delicious nectar. Participants will learn how to include Milkweeds in their own gardens and become certified as a Monarch Waystation™.
Miami County Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Lenora Larson is a Board member and the Miami County representative for the Kansas Native Plant Society. She grows six species of Milkweed in her 4 acre certified butterfly garden in rural Miami County and welcomes all of the six and eight-legged visitors.

Contact: Lenora Larson 913-284-3360

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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