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Seed ordering is closed for the season! Please check back in 2022 for the next season's catalog, and use your library card to check out seeds and plant a garden of your own. Anyone with a Longview Library card is invited to participate.

LPL Seed Library Presents
Butterflies of the Cowlitz-Columbia with Robert Michael Pyle

September 18, 11 AM
Join us for another installment in the LPL Seed Library Presents speaker series! This series aims to explore diverse topics in the rich world of plants and their place in our lives. Our topic this time is Butterflies of the Cowlitz-Columbia. Western Washington is hardly the center of diversity or abundance for butterflies, thanks to its cool temperatures, often moist conditions, and heavy forest cover. However, human activities have created some of the open, sunny conditions that butterflies like, and certain species are well adapted to our climate and conditions. For the watchful, there is plenty of butterfly action in our gardens, parks, and natural areas around this place where the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers come together. Come along with Robert Michael Pyle as he introduces us to our most familiar species as well as some rarities, and clues us in on where best to look for butterflies and how to garden and manage our lands to encourage them. Bob is a lifelong lepidopterist, the founder of the Xerces Society, and the author of several significant field guides of North American and Northwestern butterflies as well as twenty other books of natural history, fiction, and poetry. He lives and watches butterflies in Grays River.

Join the Zoom webinar HERE.

Longview Library events are free and open to the public, thanks to the Friends of the Longview Library and the Longview Library Foundation.

Seed Library Resources

Easy Save Guide: Quick list of tips for saving seeds.
Planting Guide for the Maritime Northwest: A handy planting guide provided by Uprising Seeds.
Saving Seeds: Where to Start: More information about saving seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange.
Gardening & Horticulture Onefile: Log in with your library card to find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.
LPL Seed Library on Facebook
LPL Seed Library on Instagram
Garden Talk with Austin: Austin shares garden tips from in this series of video chats from the Library garden.

Seed Library Book Collection

About the LPL Seed Library

The Seed Library is a collection of seeds and books that can be checked out with a Longview Public Library card. Those who check out seeds, especially those marked "Easy Save", are encouraged to save seeds to help maintain and grown our collection. Seed checkouts are available in spring, summer, and fall. Seed Library books and other resources are available year round.

Mission Statement: The LPL Seed Library seeks to provide seed as an accessible and affordable public resource, promote biodiversity and local adaptation, educate patrons and the public on topics surrounding agriculture and horticulture, and develop a community and culture of self reliance, sustainability, and generosity.

The Purpose of the LPL Seed Library is to:

For more information about the LPL Seed Library, please call 360.442.5310 or email us.

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