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Central Puget Sound Chapter


April Program Meeting

Gardening for Butterflies in the Puget Sound Region

by David Droppers: Washington Butterfly Association

To many, it may seem obvious why some would want to design their garden to attract butterflies. Who wouldn't want to have a garden filled with these dazzling, colorful, flying insects? But there are reasons other than aesthetics to provide a backyard habitat for these species. Learn of the many obstacles butterflies face in the Puget Sound region, and the unique challenges of the region that gardeners meet when gardening for them.

Not only will participants learn about what plants to include in their garden to attract butterflies, but they will get a glimpse into butterfly biology - how they see the world, what additional resources they need, all centered on how to design your garden for maximum attraction. David will enthusiastically introduce you to the world of butterflies, and how inviting them into your backyard will reveal how they are connected to a number of other species of urban and suburban wildlife. Watch your garden come alive with bloom and wing.

DATE:    April 2nd, 2015

TIME:    7:30 PM ( 7:00 PM- social time)


Center for Urban Horticulture
University of Washington Campus
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195


Plant Identification Workshop

The Central Puget Sound Chapter offers regular plant identification workshops to help members improve plant ID skills.  While the Workshop is oriented primarily toward beginners, anyone who wants to work on improving keying skills or their familiarity with the northwest flora is welcome.  Our main objectives are practice with technical identification keys, familiarity with plant families, and recognition of common northwest species.  No prior experience is necessary; the only requirements are interest in the topic, patience with beginners if you are an old hand, and patience with old hands if you are a beginner.  If you have them, bring a hand lens and a copy of Hitchcock or another favorite plant book.  You are encouraged to bring unknown plants for identification. We will have plenty of material and tools if you come empty handed.  CPS botanists will be the instructors.

Date & Time Thursday, April 2nd, 2015; 6:00 p.m.

Center for Urban Horticulture - Main Hall

University of Washington Campus

3501 NE 41st Street

Seattle, WA 98195


CPS Eastside Branch Program:  An Introduction to Mosses by Lee Ellis

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015  7:00 PM for social time, 7:30 Program


Central Washington

Spring Programs to be Announced.


Columbia Basin

Columbia Basin Chapter Programs


Koma Kulshan

Koma Kulshan Chapter Programs


Northeast Washington

 Spring Programs to be announced.


 Spring Programs to be announced.

Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula Newsletter, February-April, 2015 



Salal Chapter Newsletter, Spring 2015


San Juan Islands

Spring Programs to be announced.


South Sound

South Sound Chapter Newsletter, Spring 2015



Suksdorfia Chapter Newsletter, Spring 2015

Early detection, reporting, and identification of invasive plants workshop.   March 25th at the White Salmon Library. 

Wenatchee Valley

Wenatchee Valley Chapter, Spring 2015


Updated: March 11, 2015
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