Gardening for Wildlife

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venue East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Johannesburg
Pretoria / Tshwane
West Rand
time 8:00 - 18:00
cost Dependent on the event - please contact me for a quote
age From 4 years - All ages
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Butterfly educational shows for schools


- Primary and high schools
- tailor made packages available on request

Option 1: a Day with the Butterfly Man
Jan spends a full day at the school which can include:
- 60 to 120 mins sessions for unlimited groups/classes
- Guided walks on the school terrain
- Jan brings live butterflies, caterpillars and pupae for the children to see and feel
- Take away gift from nature: caterpillar and plant for individual pupils or study groups so they can go through the magic of Metamorphosis at home or in class
(seasonal availability)

Nature education


- Education for primary and high school learners

Option 2: an introduction to our flying jewels
- Interactive and practical talk about butterflies
- Groups up to 18 pupils
- Jan brings live butterflies, caterpillars and pupae for the kids to see and feel
- Optional take away gift from nature: container with caterpillar and plant for for individual pupils or study groups to go through the magic of Metamorphosis at home or in class


Adult nature talks


- tailor made packages available on request

Option 1: an introduction to the fascinating world of Lepidoptera
- Get a better understanding of butterflies (90 mins)
- Ecology
- Ethology
- Taxonomy
- Anatomy
- Butterfly questions

Adult butterfly talks


- tailor made packages available on request

Option 2: Gardening for butterflies (2 hours)
- Gain practical advice on one of the most exciting ways to garden
- Butterfly basics (see option 1)
- Basic rules of insect-friendly planting
- Make the most of your gardening efforts
- Water-wise gardening
- Butterfly questions
- A take away butterfly larval plant

Other services offered:


- Walks with Jan: Hire Jan as a guide for a couple of hours, for the day or event for your next trip into the bushveld
- Butterfly landscaping: turn your school, home or office garden into a butterfly paradise!
- Indigenous plant sourcing and consulting
- Kids birthday parties

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Submitted on Sunday, 17th November 2019 at 06:15:20 PM  
Huge thank you to Jan, for a fantastic, fascinating and educational morning. We all learnt so much about caterpillars and butterflies. And the children were all so excited to take their caterpillar home to watch it turn into a chrysalis and then a butterfly. Highly recommended 🦋

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