Identifying Butterflies with Kelly

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Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Fall Series The fall series of University of Illinois Extension's Four Seasons Gardening program is about ready to get underway on a computer near you. Four Seasons Webinars focus on environmental stewardship, home gardening, backyard food production and more.

The first session of the series is What's That Butterfly in my Garden? Are you signed-up yet? This program is offered twice – first at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5 and again on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. With over 150 species of butterflies in Illinois, Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup will detail how to distinguish between some of the most commonly sighted butterflies in the flower gardens and prairies. Sometimes with only a few seconds to glance, specific details can be noted to help later identify what type of butterfly flew by.

One of the benefits of this webinar is that it may be viewed from the comfort of your home on any computer by pre-registering at. Registration link for log-in on home is no fee to participate in this program, but advance registration is necessary for directions and resource materials. 

Other topics in the Tuesday/Thursday fall series include Cultivating Carnivores: Growing Carnivorous Plants set for September 19 & 21, and Gardening as Therapy set for October 3 and 5. For more information on the Four Seasons fall series or other programs like this, please visit us at or contact us at the McLean County Extension Office at (309) 663-8306. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kelly Allsup, Extension unit educator, Horticulture-Livingston, McLean and Woodford Unit at (309) 663-8306 or email at