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Butterfly garden to open this Sunday

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) --{}Volunteers spent part of Thursday afternoon putting the final touches on a new butterfly garden on the Marsh View Trail.

The new garden will help sustain a multitude of butterfly species in the Charleston area.

"You've got different plants that the butterflies are attracted to," John Girault with the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy said. He said the butterflies will be attracted to the plants to lay their eggs, get nectar or for feeding.

The garden's grand opening will be celebrated Sunday, April 29 from 3-5 p.m. The "Butterfly Fling" is a free public event.

"We've got a really good diversity of native plants at this garden to draw butterflies into the area," Girault said.

Best-selling author and local resident Mary Alice Monroe will sign copies of her new paperback release "The Butterfly's Daughter," an award-winning novel dedicated to helping sustain the monarch butterfly.

The event will also feature a plant sale, music, local food truck vendor Roti Rolls, and handcrafted popsicle vendor King of Pops. Proceeds will benefit the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy.

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