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Speaker Series: If You Plant It They Will Come
April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the Licking Park District the first Thursday evening of every other month in 2019 for fun and informative talks on a variety of natural and historical topics. This month we welcome Christopher Kline, the Director of Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center in Rockbridge, Ohio. In this talk he will discuss the gardening strategies that Butterfly Ridge has used to triple its butterfly population in four years.
Christopher Kline’s interest in butterflies began in 1997 when he began tagging Monarch butterflies in Indiana. Since 1997, he has tagged thousands of Monarchs, co-founded the Central Arizona Butterfly Association, and founded the Southwest Monarch Study. He has also served as the Butterfly Specialist at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio. He now is the Director of Butterfly Ridge Butterfly Conservation Center in Rockbridge, Ohio where he and his wife have converted 21 acres of fields and forests into butterfly friendly habitats. He has authored several books including A Field Guide to Tropical Butterflies of American Conservatories, Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, Butterfly Rider, Moths of Butterfly Ridge, and the Tony Spencer Mystery Series.