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Butterflies & Moths, What Can I Do? Build Habitat in Your Garden, Susan Karasoff 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 07:30pm

If you missed Susan's talk at our Wildflower Show earlier this year, this is your chance to catch it! Professor Doug Tallamy and his students demonstrated that caterpillars and the native plants with which the caterpillars co-evolved are the base of our food web. Our local butterflies are charismatic examples of insects with a caterpillar phase. We’ll discuss who our local butterflies are and how we can support them as well as our bees and moths by adding local native plants to our gardens.

Susan Karasoff gardens in San Francisco’s clay soil. Susan is a member of the California Native Plant Society - Yerba Buena (San Francisco) chapter. She brings an an “only the easiest plants survive” approach to gardening. Susan grows a buffet of colorful native edible and pollinator plants, specifically gardening to feed caterpillars, bees, hummingbirds and people.

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Thu May 23 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
CNPS SCV Board Meeting
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Friday Edgewood Restoration
Fri May 24 @ 7:00PM - 08:50PM
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
Sat May 25 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
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“Seas of Downingias” Vernal Pool Wildflower Tour
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Friday Edgewood Restoration
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Lake Cunningham Native Garden
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