Sadly, I must report that all of my scheduled events to present "Caroline Dormon, Louisiana Pioneer Woman" have been cancelled until further notice. It is my deepest wish and hope that soon our world's issues will calm down enough for me to reschedule some of them later in the year.
A reminder that during this crisis, you can still order my "BugLady's Butterfly Summer" on my website or visit me at my retail store, Barber Laboratories, which remains open ( but practicing social distancing ). All of the Caroline Dormon books are also in stock and ready for your reading pleasure.
Looking for native plants to prepare for Monarch migration? Check out my Linda Barber Auld Facebook page for a list of plants currently in stock.
The bottom line is stay calm, stay safe, stay positive. Take a walk in your garden and enjoy nature's sunshine!
HEY, NEW ORLEANS METRO AREA FOLKS!"Pest Control Take-Out" is available at my store located at 6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan. Butterfly gardening plants are also being sold--at social distance-- outside in the backyard. My mission statement is "I sell death for pests but promote life for the rest!"
NOLA BugLady is still healthy and ready to help you solve your pest issue or to help you attract butterflies to your garden.
Barber Laboratories is a 3-generation family business that was established by my Grandfather, Ernest R. Barber, in 1921. My company is 99 years old!
Posted this morning on the Orleans Audubon Society website:
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS: CANCELLED: We will invite Linda back at a later date. Linda Auld's presentation focuses on an amazing Louisiana pioneer woman, Caroline Dormon. Discover who she was, what she accomplished, her wonderful books, and her beloved home, Briarwood in Saline, Louisiana. The first woman hired by the U.S. Forestry Service (1921), Dormon was instrumental in establishing the Kitsachie National Forest (1930). Linda also hopes to promote awareness about the tornado that hit Briarwood last spring. The Briarwood Nature Preserve needs volunteers and donations to help with restoration efforts. Learn about Caroline Dormon's fascination with Louisiana's forests and native plants and how you can help restore a part of her legacy. Story of Caroline Dormon, "Louisiana Pioneer Woman" Speaker, Linda Auld Date: Tuesday, March 17 Time: 6:30 pm social, 7:00 pm program Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist 6690 Fleur de Lis
Longue Vue Gardens is hosting a great workshop you won't want to miss.
FEATURED SPEAKER: Kaleb Hill
of Oko Vue Produce: “Growing Pesticide- Free Vegetables and Herbs at Home”
Fourth generation agriculturist, sustainable urban farmer and community health activist.
Prepare for spring with this half-day garden workshop, featuring natural edible gardening tools and tips!
• Table demonstrations and interactive planting advice
• Art performances and installations
• Flower crown station
• Plant sale
• Crafts & activities for children
• Light refreshments
ADMISSION: $30 | $20 for members
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER: $10 | $5 for members
Tickets include all-day admission to the gardens and a docent-led house tour.
Light refreshments provided.
On January 25, 2020 the Baton Rouge Master Gardeners from Hilltop Arboretum hosted a fantastic Gardening Symposium event packed with very informative nature presentations plus book and plant sales to help further education! Doug Tallamy, nationally known speaker and author of Nature's Best Hope, was promoting the use of native plants to support wildlife whereas Bill Fontenot, author of Native Gardening in the South was more focused on planting for birds. I felt very honored to be sharing the stage with these two very knowledgeable friends of mine as I was presenting, "Plant It and They Will Come!" --how to attract butterflies to your garden using specific native plants. Thank you, Hilltop folks for selling forty copies of my new book, "BugLady's Butterfly Summer"! What a wonderful day!
A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:15am – 2:00pm EBRP Main Branch Library Conference Room 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge 70806
Want to attract more wildlife, butterflies and birds to your yard? The Jan. 25 symposium hosted by the Friends of Hilltop Arboretum can help.
The session will feature speakers Douglas W. Tallamy, Linda Barber Auld and Bill Fontenot, all of whom will offer ways for you to help protect and attract birds and bees (and a few other creatures) to your home garden and landscape.
Auld, affectionately known as the New Orleans "BugLady," owns and runs Barber Laboratories. For over 40 years, she has studied and promoted understanding beneficial insects. Auld has raised 125 species of butterflies and moths, studying and photographing their life cycles.
Auld will talk about how to attract butterflies and pollinators throughout the year using native plants. Her new book, "BugLady’s Butterfly Summer," is an uplifting read and will be available for sale.
Deadline for early registration is Jan. 14. The cost is $75 ($85 after the deadline); $25 for students ($35 late) and $65 for members of Friends of Hilltop Arboretum, ($75 late). Registration and more information available at lsu.edu/hilltop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 767-6916.