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The BUTTERFLY GARDNER'S association
Do You Want to Find Peace, Contentment, Joy ?
Moved by the visible decline of butterfly populations worldwide, members plant butterfly gardens and promote education and action to help regenerate these gorgeous creatures.
Because of their astounding transformation from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis (pupa) to the incredible color spangled elegance of the butterfly, they can be the mascot of mankind's own unfolding to more caring beings.
Stewardship of butterflies becomes linked to the large issues of abatement of habitat destruction and fostering cultural and bio-diversity. It is with hope and giddy anticipation that this new group sails forth to discover what together we can do to make a difference.
We may "... come to see them at embodying all the beauty and complexity of nature itself. It is said that a butterfly can, with a flap of its wings, change the world ... that the ripple it sends out can spawn a hurricane."
"Rarely if ever do we get a chance to restore to nature even a tiny part of what we have taken away."- National Geographic Magazine Dec 93.
while helping to save gorgeous butterfly species from extinction by creating butterfly gardens right in your own community or backyard?! If so, you should know about the Butterfly Gardeners Association headquartered in the Lehigh Valley, PA . It's a new group on the ecological gardening scene.
Statement of Purpose
The Butterfly Gardener's Association exists to foster appreciation of butterflies and other creatures. We
emphasize the need for conservation of natural habitats in our communities and around the world.
More information is available by contacting Alan Moore at 610-432-4878
Just Some of Our Many Activities . . .
TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND THE PUBLIC ON:
- the life cycle of butterflies
- what we can do to reverse butterfly decline
- how to attract butterflies, hummingbirds or other
wildlife to gardens
- to link the interest in butterflies to the larger issues
of habitat loss, cultural and bio-diversity
TO ORGANIZE VOLUNTEERS TO:
- plant butterfly gardens at home, schools, in parks, and other institutions
- provide programs for schools, clubs nursing homes,
physically handicapped and other institutions
- work with media to spread the word
- coordinate activities with Nature Centers, State and National parks
- assist in fund raising to carry out programs
HELP THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE TO:
ENJOY THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF
- reintroduce species extinct or threatened by region
- provide plant & source lists for establishing home
- or public butterfly gardens using native (preferable) or cultivated varieties
- staff speakers bureau
- to promote the construction and operation of a butterfly house and farm in the region
- raise butterflies for releases at appropriate events
- such as Earthdays, weddings and other occasions
THESE EXQUISITE CREATURES AND . . .
Butterfly Centers In The USA