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June 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Milkweed for Monarchs

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Without native milkweed plants, monarch butterflies cannot survive and reproduce. Renée Kemmerer, Mt. Cuba Center Horticulturist, opens a window into the world of milkweeds, presenting many of our native species and related plants that help to create a beneficial butterfly environment. A walk through our meadow and surrounding gardens will highlight milkweeds that thrive locally.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Wednesday, June 29 (Rain Date: Wednesday, July 6)

About the Instructor:
Renée Kemmerer is Mt. Cuba Center’s Upper Naturalistic Gardens Horticulturist who continues her lifelong dream of working with native plants and exploring their natural communities. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

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