VNPS is offering the latest in a series of note card sets that portray native plants with the animals that benefit from them. There are four 5″x7″ cards and envelopes in each set. Each card in the set shows a different plant and animal. The new set has the butterflies and plants pictured above (left to right):
- Spicebush Swallowtail on Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
- Monarch on Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
- Buckeye on Flat Top Goldenrod (Euthamia caroliniana)
- Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
The sets are $15 each and all proceeds go to benefit VNPS. The sets may be purchased at any Potowmack Chapter plant sale or monthly meeting. For more information send an email to email@example.com.
The paintings were done by local artist B.J. Opfer. B.J. is an award winning artist who specializes in animal portraits. He’s a frequent volunteer at the Potowmack Chapter propagation beds and has been helping there for over a decade. Limited edition prints of the cards are available from B.J. at 703-691-1099.