Library to host Butterfly Program on March 27 with Jerry Schneider


Presenter Jerry Schneider. Photo provided by library

The library will host a Butterfly Program on Monday, March 27, at 4 p.m. A spokesperson for the library says this program is not just for small children, people of all ages will enjoy it.

The presenter will be Jerry Schneider. Jerry is a former teacher and children’s librarian, inventor of the award-winning Butterfly Game and member of the Vermont Butterfly Atlas Project, a five- year study of butterfly populations in Vermont. Jerry presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past 13 years. His program includes a slide show that takes a look at interesting features about butterflies.

He will present how to distinguish between moths and butterflies and teaches audiences how to bring butterflies into their backyards and gardens. Jerry also will present photos of monarch butterflies clustering by the thousands in Michoacán as part of the Monarch migration to Mexico.

The program will conclude with a butterfly T-shirt craft. Children may participate for free thanks to the support of the Canyon Lake Friends of the Library.

Adults who wish to participate in the craft may bring their own T-shirt or purchase one from the presenter for $4.