Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores and Bruce Power: Making a Difference in Saugeen Shores

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Emily Johnston in Monarch Cape oversees the watering of plants by Francis Chua

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores is pleased to announce the continued support of Bruce Power toward its many projects in 2016. According to co-founder, Kerry Jarvis, “With Bruce Powers’ support, we are able to expand our butterfly gardens this year, plant an additional 750 native plants and shrubs, develop a network of pod signage, install bird boxes, expand our web site, lead butterfly tagging programs and assist the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in its programming

Francis Chua, Bruce Power Manager of Environment & Sustainability, is a keen supporter of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores. Chua volunteered in the planting day of new pods at Perkins Park and has been instrumental in the growth of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores since its onset in 2014. “Bruce Power is honoured to be a contributor to the wonderful community and environmental project undertaken by the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores. We share the same care and concern for protection of Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. We are very grateful that the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores and all the community volunteers and partners have the passion to take action and make a difference,” says Chua.

Melitta Smole mentions that one of the most asked questions is, “What plants can I put in my garden to attract Monarchs and pollinators?” “We have included a complete list of all the plants used by Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores on our web page and some practical tips on creating a butterfly garden,” states Smole.

Emily Johnston, Bruce Power Senior Technical Officer in Environment & Sustainability‎, Francis Chua, Bruce Power Manager of Environment & Sustainability, Melitta Smole, co-founder of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores and Kerry Jarvis, co-founder of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores.

Emily Johnston, Bruce Power Senior Technical Officer in Environment & Sustainability‎, Francis Chua, Bruce Power Manager of Environment & Sustainability, Melitta Smole, co-founder of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores and Kerry Jarvis, co-founder of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores.