Kim’s Upcoming Lectures and Workshops September/October

Dear Friends,

Please join me tonight at 7pm at the Sea Spray Garden Club where I will be giving my “Habitat Garden” workshop and screening several short films. This event is free and open to the public. I hope to see you there!

I am looking forward to presenting the “Pollinator Garden” program for the Winter Garden Club of Marblehead on the morning of October 4th. On October 17th. I am the guest speaker for the Sharon Garden Club and will be presenting the lecture “Beauty on the Wing; Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.” For more information please visit the  Events Page of my website.

I am currently booking programs for 2016-2017-2018 and would be delighted to present to your club, library, school, and private or public event. See the Programs Page of my website and feel free to contact me at with any questions.

Read what Mim Frost, the Program Chair for the Ipswich Town and Country Garden Club, had to say about the Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly film and program that I recently gave to her club:

Hi Kim.

How often does something you’ve looked forward to for a long time live up to your expectations? Not often. But last night at Ebsco your presentation, including your film, your comments and your Q&A were just about perfect in my book! I’ll smile as I remember the evening.

I liked having the trailer for the monarch film first. You gave the group something to look forward to. Jesse Cook’s music is an excellent choice, I think. I drum to his music often. I was pleased with the questions and with your answers. It’s obvious you’ve done a lot of research. The way you answered questions made the group comfortable. Very nice! And the film. What can I say. I’d seen clips, but seeing the whole thing was something I won’t forget. I especially liked your reference to other butterflies and your comparison of the swallowtail with the monarch. Liv’s voice was just right for the commentary!

I know from experience that the presenter is the harshest critic of the presentation. I hope you were feeling pleased with your work last night. I’d be happy to repeat the whole evening!

All the best to you,



  • Do it with all your heart and soul and that’s why it’s so special and love the music and beauty together in the video very native sounding very special! Great job here the circle of life indeed you did it up for sure!🙂 Dave & Kim🙂

    I had learned many English words in the white man’s school, and could recite part of the Ten Commandments. I learned to eat with a knife and fork. I also learned that a person is expected to think with his head and not his heart, about his money not his spirit. –Sun Chief, Hopi

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  • Thanks so much Dave and Kim🙂


  • Follow your heart as always!🙂 Dave & Kim🙂

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  • Karen Pischke BSN, RN

    Great trailer! Has the monarch migration occurred this year? I usually see them around this time of year. Lately I’ve been seeing species of butterflies I hadn’t seen before. Looking forward to showing my mother this trailer. She’s about to celebrate her 89th birthday and introduced me to my love of all things in nature.🙂


    • Thank you Karen🙂. I haven’t seen any migrants yet and I still have a terrarium full of Monarch chrysalides. I think the whole butterfly season was off to a late start, so perhaps the migration will be late, too. The drought has been terrible for butterflies because it has diminished greatly the abundance and length of blooming time of wildflowers. Please send a photo or description of your butterfly unusual if you have time🙂


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