Love to Garden? Help the butterflies at the Austin Public Library!

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Austin Public Library

  • 18 people are interested
New Central Library Atrium

Join us to help transform the Austin Central Library’s Roof Top Garden into a butterfly waystation. Each year in September and October, Monarch butterflies migrate south for the winter and, with a little sweat and grime, we can ensure the Library becomes a welcome pit stop on their way to their nesting grounds in Mexico for years to come. We will be focusing on removing vegetation to make room for an abundance of pollinator plants and seeds native to Texas. Our mission for the day will include digging out existing plants, adding compost and mulch, planting, sowing seeds, and watering everything when we’re done. We will gather on the east side of the Library, south of the butterfly bridge near the Library entrance before entering as a group. It is therefore important to arrive on time as we cannot guarantee access to the library without staff escort. Parking is available in the Library garage and will be validated for your time volunteering. We will start the day with a quick tutorial and demonstration, so no experience is necessary. Please wear appropriate clothing for gardening, closed toed shoes will be required and gloves will be provided. If you would like to help with this event, please email

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Sun Sep 08, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


New Central Library710 W Cesar Chavez St.Austin, TX 78701



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture




  • Must be at least 18

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