Carrie Stivers will give a presentation on butterflies for the Children’s Summer Reading Program Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at the Drake Public Library in Centerville.
Stivers’ interest in butterflies began in 1992 when she started working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a volunteer coordinator and interpreter for the Saylorville Lake Butterfly Garden. She also taught classes, organized festivals and promoted butterfly gardening.
She raised Monarchs for migration tagging and Black Swallowtails for educational purposes. She is currently the manager of Piney Ridge Greenhouse in Johnston and will be starting her 20th year there next season.
She is a self taught horticulturist with a little help from ISU, taking several classes pertaining to horticulture and she holds a Polk County Master Gardener certificate.