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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Peabody Botany Courses: Plant it and they will come!

Loved this release from the Peabody!

Andy Brand, manager of Broken Arrow Nursery and past president of the Connecticut Butterfly Association, and Peabody educator Jim Sirch team up to help students learn the common groups of butterflies found in Connecticut as well as how to attract them to the yard with plants that are truly "butterfly magnets." The event is 6 to 8 p.m. June 8 at Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven.
Fee: $20 members, $24 nonmembers; Registration required at 203.432.3775 or<>.

WILDFLOWERS OF NEW ENGLAND, Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 5:30-7pm; Saturday field trips, June 11 & 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Botanist Lauren Brown teaches this course in plant identification with a focus on the family characteristics, growth patterns, habitats and pollination mechanisms of native wild flowers. This is a core course in the New England Wild Flower Society's Certificate in Native Plant Studies Program. Fee:  $142 members, $150 nonmembers. Registration required at 203.432.3775 or<>.


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