Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores consists of 2 executive members, Melitta Smole and Kerry Jarvis and many community volunteers.
Melitta Smole enjoys being actively engaged with her surroundings and spiritually connected with nature. Outdoor activities include herb and backyard gardening, birding, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking, skating, skiing, snowshoeing and curling. She is a board member of the Southampton Curling Club and is a founding member of the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores. Her creativity is expressed through writing and singing songs, playing the guitar and blending herbs harvested from her garden in her recipes.
Kerry Jarvis is a naturalist who enjoys exploring and discovering the natural world. He is a photographer, author, presenter, gardener and traveller. His images have won numerous awards and have appeared in a variety of web sites and publications, including the cover shot for “Butterflies of Toronto”. Kerry free-lances as a photographer shooting events for clients throughout the province.
Kerry and his wife Melitta are passionate about monarch butterflies. They have led many workshops and presentations on Monarchs and butterfly gardening. They tag monarchs and several of their tagged monarchs have been recovered in Mexico. Kerry is a founding member of the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores.