Want to attract beautiful and beneficial pollinators like butterflies and moths to your garden? Learn about the special relationships that exist between several native plant species and the butterflies and moths that use them, beyond monarchs and milkweeds! Explore why native plants are essential to healthy ecosystems, the role of nectar and host plants, and how these insects find the desired host plant species upon which to lay their eggs. This talk will leave you with the knowledge and resources needed to encourage and appreciate a wider diversity of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths in a Texas native plant garden.

In-person registration fees cover first-come, first-serve guided native plant tours throughout Discovery Gardens, breakfast and snacks, Maeve Bassett’s in-person talk, DIY garden signs, and a hosted streaming of Jim and Lynne Weber’s talk at the Gardens.

Those wanting to participate in native plant garden tours must indicate their interest accordingly when registering for the Native Plant Symposium due to limited space. Sold out of garden tours and want to be put on a wait list?
Email rbailey@txdg.org.

Both talks will be available virtually. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the event.

See details on website link below.

Event Location: 
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX
Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 8:00am to 3:00pm