Butterfly Release (Oakville Public Library in Partnership with Town of Oakville and Oakvillegreen)

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This Canadian Environmental Week (June 5-11), join the Oakville Public Library, the town of Oakville and Oakvillegreen on June 8th at the Library’s Woodside Branch at 10:30am; where residents will be able to release painted lady butterflies into the wild.

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The butterflies began their journey as painted lady caterpillars at Woodside Branch, where residents were able to watch them transform into adult butterflies, learn about the role of pollinators and discover how to best support them.

If you want to know more about pollinators and their importance,  do not miss this opportunity!

In the mean time, here are a few tips to increase pollinator habitat:

  • Grow native perennials that bloom at different times. Avoid invasives and ornamentals as they lack pollen and nectar.
  • Avoid the use of pesticides. Chemicals kill pollinators.
  • Dandelions and other wild flowers like milkweed are a very important source of pollen and nectar for pollinators

Contact us at programs@oakvillegreen.org if you want to learn more about pollinators or to book a workshop or presentation.

You can visit the Town of Oakville and the Oakville Public Library to learn more about their initiatives.

See the photos and read more about the butterfly release here!