Adult Opportunities

Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators

Support butterflies and moths with pollinator plants for the home garden.

Content Detail

Did you know an oak tree is the larval host for more than 500 species of butterflies and moths? Discover the many trees, evergreens, shrubs, and vines that are home to a wide array of these insects from the genus Lepidoptera. Explore the host plants and life cycles of common favorites and rare beauties and then go outside to experience the plants they call home. Learn how to incorporate these plants into your home landscape to support these important pollinators.

Come prepared to spend time walking outdoors on paved and wood-chipped surfaces.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Heather Prince, horticulturist

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H469


Heather Prince, horticulturist

Heather Prince is a trained horticulturist specializing in trees, shrubs, and native plants. She has been a part of the green industry for more than 20 years in numerous facets from public to private. She currently balances a busy freelance writing and teaching schedule with her role as email marketing manager for The Garden of Words. She firmly believes anyone can garden and everyone will fall in love with plants given the chance.

What to Know

This program meets indoors and outdoors. Check the forecast and dress for the weather.

Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and plan to walk more than a mile on uneven terrain.

Program Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Thornhill Education Center


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