BUTTERFLY, GARDENING and NATURE THERAPY PRESENTATIONS

 

About me

Welcome! It has been my pleasure to share information about butterflies, gardening and native plants at garden clubs, garden centers, trade shows, schools, churches, museums, etc., since 2001.  In December 2019, I was certified as a Nature/Forest Therapy Guide. Please visit my Presentations page to learn about the variety of topics available for your group. Then, contact me.  I'm happy to discuss the possibility of speaking to your organization. 

  
You're invited to learn more about my background here.

 

 
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tiger swallowtail on zinnia
coneflower
male monarch on hydrangea
buckeye
milkweed
red-spotted purple
blazing star / gayfeather

One of the most important things you can do to attract butterflies is to add the host plants that caterpillars feed on.  Without caterpillars, there are no butterflies.

Let's talk

I live in St. Charles, IL and present to organizations of all sizes in northern and central Illinois as well as southern Wisconsin.

 

Phone: 630-303-2872

Email: janegrillo@aol.com

 
male monarch on hydrangea

monarch (Danaus plexippus) Adult food: nectar Host plants (caterpillar food): most species in the genus Asclepias (milkweeds) Overwintering stage: migrating adult