Carol Pasternak

Sunday April 28: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Talk: “Drama in the Butterfly”

thumbnail_Carol P.This talk will appeal to all children six years and up whose parents think they can sit for 45 minutes. They will not be bored and yes, I want their parents with them. I couldn’t do it without them.

“Explore the secret lives in your yard or nearby natural area. Through macros and videos, you’ll see insects hatching, eating each other, transforming, parasitizing, fighting for territory, courting, and even farming! “

Butterfly expert and author Carol Pasternak will answer all your questions.

Carol’s book, How To Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids, will be available ($10) after the presentation.


Sunday April 28, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Workshop: “Butterflies”

Short and sweet 30 minutes which will teach you the best summer hobby ever, raising all kinds of butterflies. Of course it will get you started in gardening, as you will have to put in the new host plants. Suitable for ages 6 and up…. parents please must accompany children. Butterfly expert and author Carol Pasternak will answer all your questions.

Carol’s book, How To Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids, will be available ($10) after the presentation.


monarchcrusader.com
www.facebook.com/monarchcrusader

I was born in Toronto, Canada, 57 years ago, and have lived here ever since.  Every entertainment is within driving distance, we’re right on Lake Ontario, and the ravine is a quick 7 minute walk from my mid-town home.

When the kids were young, caterpillar hunting was a favourite family activity at the cottage.  We would celebrate every discovery;  it felt like finding money.  We would revel at every stage of growth.  When the butterfly was born, we would grab every cottager that passed by to show off our baby, then we would take a few photos.  Just a few, because they were expensive.

thumbnail_How_to_raise_monarch_butterflies_updated_edition_cover_2-2About five years ago, I started making online photo books.  I chose my best caterpillar and butterfly photos of the season, and showed them to my friends.  They were so excited about the process, and the photos, that many of them urged me to publish a book.  For years I thought they were just being polite.  I finally relented, and to my delight, the manuscript was quickly accepted by a major publisher.  The book is written in language that kids of all ages can embrace.  The publisher even allowed some of my humour.  My passion for monarchs, photography, and conservation, as detailed in the book, is now widely accessible in bookstores, parks, butterfly conservatories, science and nature shops, and libraries.  It is my hope that the raising of monarch butterflies will be your gateway into the natural world around you, and that by loving it, you will preserve it.  Discover it. Love it. Protect it.

Carol Pasternak, LLb, MBA, CPT, and now…..

The Monarch Crusader