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"Landscaping for Butterflies" the final topic

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 3, 2004 -- The last of four outdoor lecture/tours in the University of Rhode Island's Summer Gardening School will focus on the theme "Landscaping for Butterflies" on Monday, Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Rosanne Sherry, URI Master Gardener coordinator, will lead the walk around the URI Learning Landscape Garden in Kingston to discuss the different types of butterflies common to Rhode Island and which plants are known to attract them. She will also talk about which colors are most effective in drawing these beautiful insects to home landscapes.

URI's Summer Gardening School is a series of twilight tours on different garden-related topics throughout the growing season.

Sponsored by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences and the URI Cooperative Extension, admission is $15 per person. The Learning Landscape Garden is adjacent to the URI greenhouses and the Cooperative Extension Education Center at the corner of Upper College Road and East Alumni Avenue on the URI Kingston Campus. For more information or to register, call 874-2900.