The University of Tennessee’s Sixth Annual Butterfly Festival will be available online on Saturday, September 18th.Th. This year’s Butterfly Festival will be back with really informative talks and special video programs for kids.
The organizers say the festival will be live online at 10 a.m. on September 18 and will be available for viewing at your convenience. You can register by emailing links to these free programs at www.utarboretumsociety.org. Registration is required for this event. According to UTAS, these programs are registered, and there is a closed caption.
The event was co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Agriculture. In 2019, it became one of the most popular events of the year with over 2,000 people attending. This year’s festival has already been scheduled due to COVID concerns.
To celebrate the “spirit” of the festival, UTAs invited them to order and decorate the wooden butterflies that will be displayed throughout the Arborto tourist center throughout September. Every time you visit the arbor in September, we invite you to enjoy this show.
Special presentations for children will be presented by Jerome Grant and students of the University of Tennessee and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee.
Educational Lectures for the 2021 UTAS Butterfly Festival:
- “From Biodiversity and Butterflies – Planting and Preservation of Flower Design” by Michael Ross. As more productive butterfly habitats have been transformed into habitats, farms, and businesses, the need for well-designed landscapes to support the entire life cycle of Lepidoptera species is becoming increasingly important. This presentation will explain the key ideas, design and planning goals for a successful pollen housing implementation. Michael Ross, SITES AP, ASLA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Sustainable Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture for the Department of Plant Science at the University of Tennessee.
- “Principles of Butterfly Garden Design and Management: A Case Study in Polinner Habita Garden Management” by Olivia Sever Ross. Housewife Johnson Introduction to Pollen Habitat at the Wildflower Center presents a case study that explains the best practices for butterfly garden management in a residential area. Prior to her training as a landscape architect, Olivia worked as a gardener and lepidoptera at the Johnson Wildlife Center, Anne and Oje Weber, and helped Luchi and Ian plant a family garden.
A.D. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, the Forest Resources Ag Research and Education Center is one of the top 10 external laboratories in the state under the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is part of the UT Agricultural Institute. The Institute of Agriculture provides education, research and public services in each county through UT Herbert Agricultural College, UT Veterinary College, UT AgResearch and UT Extension Offices. To learn more about the arbor association, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, contact [email protected]