Butterflies, Birds, Bees, & Blooms Collection Day - Foster a Monarch!
Participants from our workshop and others will also have the opportunity to sign up for our Foster a Monarch! - Egg and Caterpillar Collection Day. On August 14, 2021 (time to be announced) we will gather on the eastern side of the park to collect, take home, care for, record your results, and when your Monarchs emerge from their Chrysalis, bring them back to Fort Halifax Park to release. 4B's Workshop presenter Alan Corson and others will be available to assist and instruct as you collect the milkweed, caterpillars, and eggs. More information and sign-up coming soon!
Butterflies, Birds, Bees, & Blooms - A Pollinator Workshop
Highlights from our June 19 Event!
The first Annual Butterflies, Birds, Bees & Blooms (4B's) - A Pollinator Workshop was hosted by Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. on June 19, 2021. This workshop highlighted the struggling Monarch butterfly population by offering information that was helpful to the home gardener, giving information about the tools needed to establish Monarch and pollinator friendly gardens with PA Native plants. The guest speaker was local Monarch expert Alan Corson. Workshop guests also learned from other local experts about birds and other pollinators, and the PA native plants you need to attract them to round out a healthy back yard and community. Aqua Niche was on hand to answer questions and to help visitors purchase the PA Native plants needed to get started.
2021 Guest speaker was Alan Corson with other local nature and garden experts. Pelase mark you calendar for next years event!