Learn to Develop Firefly Meadows at the Greenwich Botanical Center

The Greenwich Botanical Center is holding an event on Monday, June 17 in honor of fireflies.

During the event, “Developing Pollinator Pathways & Firefly Meadows,” Bill and Mary-Ellen McDonald will share their firefly experiences in a ten-minute slide presentation that will inspire everyone to stop using pesticides and consider rewilding their lawns.

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are actually beetles. They are nocturnal members of the Lampyridae family. The name comes from the Greek “lampein,” which means to shine.

After an introduction by Christopher J Aldrich, the Greenwich Land Trust Director of Stewardship, the presentation will explore habitat techniques; conserving the firefly food chain; helpful resources; and pictures from the McDonalds’ New Canaan firefly meadow plus additional four-minute slide show on pollinator pathway meadows.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions so you too can begin to create your own firefly sanctuary.

Sign up in advance here.

Monday, June 17 at 2:00pm in the main building at Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807
Tel 203-869-9242

Greenwich Botanical Center, formerly known as the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.