Mercer Master Gardeners left to right Teresa Knipper of Princeton, Kathy Enquist of Princeton, Jack Piepszak and Barbara Anuzis of Pennington, Theodora Wang of Lawrenceville, Greenie Neuburg of Princeton and Susan Magill of Hamilton.Full size photo

Mercer Master Gardeners left to right Teresa Knipper of Princeton, Kathy Enquist of Princeton, Jack Piepszak and Barbara Anuzis of Pennington, Theodora Wang of Lawrenceville, Greenie Neuburg of Princeton and Susan Magill of Hamilton.

CONTACT:  Barbara J. Bromley
(609) 989-6830

bbromley@mercercounty.org

LAWRENCE, N.J. - The Master Gardeners of Mercer County will host a program, “Creating a Butterfly Habitat” on Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The program will be held at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Pennington, adjacent to the Mercer County Equestrian Center, a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission.

Using the Mercer Educational Gardens as a model background habitat, Master Gardeners and butterfly experts Teresa Knipper and Barbara Anuzis will share tips on how to draw these beauties to your own yard.  Tour the gardens and meadow to see which plants attract butterflies and entice them to stay and lay their eggs.  To benefit the Master Gardeners of Mercer County educational programs, a donation of $3.00 is suggested.

Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

The Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the County, as well as answer home horticulture questions through their Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (March through October) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (November through February). For More information on our educational programs and events visit www.mgofmc.org.