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Attention! On Saturday, June 29, Butterfly Pavilion hours will change to 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. for the Pollinator Palooza Festival! Get your tickets today!

Expert Lecture: Revenge of the Plants   

October 13th, 2024, 10:00 –11:30 a.m.

We rely on plants for oxygen, food and medicines, but plants have a dark side, too. Butterfly Pavilion Horticulture Senior Director, Amy Yarger, will share the dangerous and often disturbing interactions that plants have with insects, and sometimes people! Learn about carnivorous plants, tricky orchids, and the wild world of plant toxins.  

Amy’s bio: Amy Yarger has worked in the public horticulture field since 1996. She received a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine and then studied plant-animal interactions at the University of Michigan.   Amy currently leads Butterfly Pavilion’s local pollinator habitat initiatives, such as the Baseline Pollinator District, Manitou Springs Pollinator District and the Urban Prairies Project, which restores habitat in urban and suburban natural areas.    

Fee:   

  • $35 Non-member   
  • $30 Member