It’s a warm September afternoon. Native asters and goldenrods are blooming, butterflies are floating around, bees are gathering pollen, but what are those mini-butterfly, jet-like insects that fly so fast? Are they moths? Are they butterflies? They are skippers—day fliers like butterflies, but with stout, hairy bodies like moths. In this webinar, MPF member Dawn Weber will share information about common skippers found in home landscapes, and the native host and nectar plants that support them.
The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel.
When not working at her job as a data analyst, Dawn spends most of her time in her St. Louis city native garden habitat: studying, photographing, and enjoying all of the life that it supports. She is currently the vice president of the St. Louis Chapter of Wild Ones, a national organization that builds communities that educate and encourage the use of native plants in the landscape, for the benefit of wildlife *and* people. The Wild Ones motto is “Healing the Earth, one yard at a time” and Dawn enjoys sharing her yard and knowledge with others, to inspire them to take their first step toward healing their little piece of the Earth.
Photo by Ed Spevak