There are perhaps 3,000 species of moths in Ohio, and approximately 140 butterfly species. The conspicuous and often showy winged adults are but the short-lived finale of a four stage life cycle: egg, pupa, caterpillar, and adult. It’s caterpillars that make much of the natural world go around, and countless billions become food for other organisms. Without vegetation-eating caterpillars and the native plants that they require, most songbirds would go extinct, botanical diversity would plummet, and our forests would fall silent. Join Jim McCormac botanist, nature photographer and author to learn about these tiny, but mighty creatures. Registration requested, not required. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116.
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Naturalist Series: Growing Caterpillars: A Tale of Birds, Plants, and Conservation
September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Program Registration Policy
Registrations for programs are processed on a first come/first serve basis in the order that payment is received. Payment is due upon registration. Registration is required 48 hours in advance for all programs (except when noted). Some programs will accept registration after the 48 hour deadline with an additional fee. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, and checks are accepted. Programs are held rain, snow, or shine. Please be advised that if you elect to come to a program, that is not advertised as drop-in, without pre-registering and paying, you may be turned away if the instructor cannot accommodate you. If you do attend a program as a drop-in, you must pay with exact cash or a check made out to Mill Creek MetroParks.
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