Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones

Our next meeting takes place on Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm, at St. Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington

Web Barney, entomologist, will present

Raising Butterflies and Moths in the Backyard

Did you know that some of the biggest and most beautiful insects in the world might be living in your own backyard? Species of native giant silkmoths including the Cecropia and Luna moths often live undetected in our trees. Find out about their amazing biology and threats to their survival.  Not to be outdone by the moths are the beauties we see during the day; the butterflies. Web Barney will discuss the host plants of multiple species of swallowtail butterflies as well as the amazing monarch. You will learn how to encourage all life stages into your yard and maybe how to raise them in your own kitchen.


All our programs are open to the public