“How to Create a Butterfly Friendly Garden:  Attracting Butterflies & Bees with Beautiful & Easy-to-Grow Plants” is the featured talk by MaryKay Fox at the Oyster Pond Environmental Trust Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 2nd at 7pm.   The meeting will be held at the Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

MaryKay Fox is the President of the Friends of Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge, Inc.  Ms. Fox will discuss how to use plants that grow well on Cape Cod to attract native pollinators to your garden as well as support migrating species such as the monarch butterfly. Additionally, she will talk about why it is critical to provide native pollinators with nectar-rich plants. Ms. Fox has created gardens ranging in size from her own backyard to several acre meadows. To encourage pollinators to your garden, the Friends of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge will donate a free, small lupine or butterfly weed plant to meeting attendees.

Top plants for pollinators