Painted lady caterpillars, short life cycles, and the "must have" Butterfly bush were all topics of conversation at our August meeting. The founder/owner of The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA was our guest speaker that evening. He brought caterpillars, a butterfly hatching kit, and 30 years of experience growing plants that attract butterflies. Some of these plants include lantana, heliotrope, bee balm, lilacs, pentas, and of course, Butterfly bush!
More photos from the August meeting here.