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How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

About Carol Pasternak

Carol Pasternak is a highly acclaimed monarch enthusiast, author, teacher, and photographer.   Her expertise includes raising common butterflies and moths, and how to bring them to your garden.   Her efforts to 'save the world for butterflies', start with advocating for the planting of butterfly gardens everywhere, all the way to providing employment for poor people in Mexico, so that they are not driven by economic need to cut the forests the monarchs rely on over the winter.  Carol's book, How to Raise Monarch Butterflies, A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids, is loved by adults and kids alike.  It is virtually the textbook for all who love monarchs, or who want to raise them, with 25,000 copies sold.

When she is not busy volunteering and exploring wild areas, Carol works as a Personal Fitness Trainer to Older Adults in Toronto

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By: Carol Pasternak

Carol Pasternak
MAR 13
Wed 10:00am to 8:00pm

Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith (Hall G)
03:00 PM

Your butterfly garden is bursting with life! I invite you to explore the secret lives you house in your yard. Through macros and videos, you’ll see insects hatching, eating each other, transforming, parasitizing, fighting for territory, courting, and even farming! If you haven’t incorporated native plants into your garden yet, you will want to after this presentation. Please bring the kids. I promise you, they won’t be bored!

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