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Beckoning Butterflies

Butterflies are popular for their colorful, gossamer wings. And butterfly gardens, planted with flowers the insects love, make sure the winged ones stick around. At Beckoning Butterflies, Birds and Bees to Your Garden, an event of the Russian River Rose Company in Healdsburg, guests will not only get to visit a butterfly garden, but also learn how to create one. The event will be held on September 7 and 8, with the garden open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days, there will be talks on how to create bird- and butterfly-friendly habitats, and on how to keep bees, too. Admission is a donation of $2. For more details, see