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Wednesday morning community/senior programs – 10:30 – 11:30
“Butterfly Man” Joe Dwelly. a Yarmouth resident, will be visiting the Marion Natural History Museum to share what he knows about our local species. Mr. Dwelly will give advice about where they can be found and how community members can attract them to their own backyards. For Dwelly “it’s important to raise awareness about how butterflies contribute to the biodiversity of the area”. “Butterfly conservation matters because it will improve the local environment,” Dwelly says. “In terms of wildlife, but also the beauty they bring to our shores.” Not only will he teach attendees about particular habitat and migration patterns, Joe will also profile plant and butterfly “pairings,” which can run the gamut. And for the southeastern Massachusetts area, that means he will highlight a handful of his favorites, including Monarchs and milkweed; the Spicebush Swallowtail and sassafras; and the Mourning Cloak and hackberry. “We are limited up north because of our particular climate,” Dwelly says. “But by becoming familiar with the exceptional grasslands and plant habitats, we can support a diverse range of unique butterflies.”
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