Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ohio's Pawpaw Festival

If you are a fan of native plants and butterflies, I hope you'll come on out and join us at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival on Sept. 11th. 

Here is the schedule for Friday night Sept. 11th at the Ohio Country Fair Tent.  Our good friends at Columbus Wild Ones are sponsoring my program.

Ohio Country Fair Tent Schedule

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
4:10 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
Pollinator Gardens
6:30 p.m.
Bee Keeping
7:45 p.m.
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Mark that 7:45 program down on your calendar, and we'll cover some little known fact about Pawpaw and the butterfly it hosts- the Zebra Swallowtail.  Look for this program:

Lots of Paw-tential!
It’s bona-fide. The Pawpaw is a comer. It even has a festival!  Unlike many other plants, the deer resistant Pawpaw, a member of the Custard- apple Family (Annonaceae), is expanding its range and thriving in wetter, hotter weather.  And what’s good for Pawpaws is good for Zebra Swallowtails.  Learn more about the life history of the Pawpaw and the stripe-laden butterfly that it benefits.

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