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Upcoming Speaking Events For 2018

January 6, Warrior’s Path State Park, Kingsport, TN

January 25 – 26, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park,  Okeechobee, FL

June 1, Dixie Regional Hosta Society, Clarksville, TN


Rita Venable would love to consider speaking to your group or organization about butterflies! To request more information and check availability, please send an email to and please include your name and contact information, plus the location and date of the event. Thanks.




Rita Venable’s presentation “A Home for Butterflies”  attracted butterfly and gardening enthusiasts of all ages.  Now we will all be on the lookout for the elusive Zebra Swallowtail! -Crystal Deane, librarian, Nashville Public Library

The pictures were as fabulous as her presentation, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
-J. Adair, Gardening Partners of Dickson

I heard many positive comments from both beginners and experienced butterfly enthusiasts. Rita shared from personal experiences which made for a relaxed but very informative talk. It is clear she has a passion for the subject and enjoyed sharing her expertise to help others.
-J. Herrera, Bowie Nature Park

The presentation Rita gave was exactly what we needed and wanted to hear. I have heard nothing but praise for the presentation. I love the book and I will await the return of my butterflies so I can key them.
-E. Burke, Volunteer Garden Club

Click here to see a list of Rita’s past speaking appearances

Watch a clip of Rita on Volunteer Gardener

Nashville Public Television

Watch another appearance of Rita on Volunteer Gardener, here.

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