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Did you know that groups of fireflies can flash their light organs in sync? How about that many species of ants maintain their own mini mushroom farms? Or that some male butterflies perform a special dance to attract a female mate? If you’re looking to learn about how and why insects behave the way they do, this class is for you! Each participant will receive multiple informational handouts, an insect observation journal, and one native pollinator plant to bring home. This class will include two hours of lecture and discussion, with one hour of dedicated time to explore and observe in the Garden.

Fees: Member $48, Non-Member $55

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $48

Register Non-Member $55

Saturday, August 17, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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About the Instructor

Clara AusClara Aus is an avid bug collector and artist, having pinned hundreds of insect specimens for her personal collection as well as for Dr. Karen Kester’s VCU Bug Lab collection. A lifelong passion for insects led her to join the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden team in the M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit. In 2023, Clara became the Butterflies LIVE! Coordinator, and she currently works in the Children’s Garden as an Educator. She enjoys pollinator gardening, reading the latest Entomology research, and educating others about insects! Clara hopes to strengthen engagement with the community about how we can help native pollinators in Virginia and the surrounding states by planting native plants, being environmentally friendly, and raising awareness.