#GardenClubJax joined Bill Berthet on August 11, 2020, to learn how you can create a garden that attracts wildlife. Berthet is the 2019 winner of the St. Johns Riverkeeper’s Best River-friendly Wildlife Habitat Yard award. He discussed the best foundation for trees, bushes, plants, and vines to attract Northeast Florida pollinators and blooming times throughout the year to maximize their visits.

Berthet has dedicated much of his life to learning and traveling the world to see butterflies. He’s documented 64 different butterfly species in his yard situated on Julington Creek. He recently revised his 72-page guide packed with valuable information about bees, wasps, and 28 species of butterflies, including several pages about what might be killing caterpillars in your garden.

Unfortunately, heavy rain and lightning made it impossible for Berthet to give a tour of his backyard habitat, but he had plenty of photographs to share in his presentation.


Purchase Berthet’s 72-page guide, “Wildlife Habitat Gardening,” by emailing him here.


Download Berthet’s handout here: All-star Nectar Sources

Video tour

Learn more about Berthet’s award-winning yard in this video.

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