Our next meeting is on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm, at St. Michael’s Church, 2025 Bellefonte Dr., Lexington
Beverly James of Floracliff Nature Sanctuary
BUTTERFLY ID FOR BEGINNERS
Lexington’s urban greenspaces and natural areas provide important habitat for our native butterflies. Learn which butterflies are using these areas and how to identify over 40 of our most common species. While the knowledge gained about butterflies will be rewarding by itself, those who hear Beverly speak will also be well prepared to participate in the Central Bluegrass Summer Butterfly Count later in the year. Information on how to participate in the Butterfly Count will be provided.
We welcome the public at all our events, including this one
The Citizen’s Environmental Academy is accepting applications for the year 2019/2020
This year-long program is designed to engage Fayette County residents in environmental issues related to the LFUCG Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works.
At first, participants meet one Saturday a month for talks, tours and hands-on activities. Meeting sites include the Recycling Center, Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Senior Center and McConnell Springs. The program then shifts gears and participants carry out group projects related to what they’ve learned in the academy. Each participant is allowed up to $2,500 to contribute toward their chosen project. Projects are selected by class vote and must be approved, along with a budget, by the city.
For additional information, including the academy schedule and application, visit LexingtonKY.gov/CEA. Applications are due March 29, and the new class will begin on May 18.
- advances the knowledge about the native plants of our region
- promotes the use of native plants in private and public landscapes
- encourages the creation of gardens that sustain bees, butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife
- hosts monthly meetings with an educational program and an opportunity for socializing and networking
- organizes an annual plant exchange in May
- collaborates with other organizations to promote sustainable landscape design and plant choices
- created a pollinator garden at Wellington Park, Lexington, and continue to maintain it
- contribute to the establishment of community gardens and the restoration of stream banks
- offer presentations to interested groups about ecological gardening
- have planted numerous Monarch Way Stations in central Kentucky