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The Beauty of Monarch Butterflies

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 10:30am
The Ruiz Library • 2017 W. Pennway • Kansas City, MO • Map

As a six-year-old child, local artist and gardener Dean Bracy observed what seemed like hundreds of monarch butterflies feeding on a butterfly bush and then roosting in a nearby tree. This fascinating experience began a life-long interest in butterflies for Dean ó including painting them, raising them, growing host and nectar plants, studying Monarch migratory patterns and life cycles, and investigating causes for the dwindling butterfly population.

Come listen to Deanís fascinating presentation about these beautiful and delicate creatures while checking out some of his original artwork. Afterward, stay and help us plant seeds for the beginning of a butterfly garden right here at the Ruiz Library.

Admission is FREE, but space is limited.
Questions? Contact Amy Morris at 816-701-3565 or

Participants should dress for casual gardening.

Learn more about the gardening and planting resources available at the Ruiz Branch at

Contact: Amy Morris, Branch Supervisor 816.701.3565

More Info: The Ruiz Seed Library Workshop - The Beauty of Monarch Butterflies

Sponsor: The Ruiz Seed Library - part of the Kansas City Public Library system

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