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Cool Bugs and Native Plants: Adventures in Native Plant Gardening for Beginners and Families

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


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For all ages, including families with children in grades 3-5

Learn the basics using native plants in gardens and the diversity of life created in even a small garden.  Native plants bring insects, birds and other wildlife to your space.  What’s good? What’s bad? Does that insect sting?  What is that cool butterfly? Three years after slowly planting native plants in her own field, she has some answers to these questions. Jocelyn Demuth is the proprietor of Checkerspot Farm,  a native plant nursery in Colrain, MA named after an elusive butterfly. Last year the farm’s namesake returned to the native plant meadow attached to the farm. Jocelyn will share the ways that you can create space for and identify some of these interesting creatures who are the foundations of our ecosystems. Click here for more information!

Presenter: Jocelyn Demuth, owner of Checkerspot Farm (Colrain)


  • Saturday, March 2, 10-11:30 AM at Hadley Public Library 
  • Saturday, March 30, 2024, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Storr’s Public Library in Longmeadow


March 2
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Multiple Venues


Hampden Hampshire Conservation District
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