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Brady Ball of Ladoga frequently captures images of the butterflies on his property
Brady Ball of Ladoga frequently captures images of the butterflies on his property
Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:00 AM
There are over 200,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats in the United States today. Many of these habitats have been created by folks like Brady and Shelly Ball of Ladoga. Brady and Shelly Ball began their wildlife journey after taking Indiana Master Naturalist class. 
Brady said they had both have always had a love for wildlife and planting flowers. About five years ago, the couple began to prepare their property to meet all of the wildlife habitat certification standards. Ball says the main criteria for a certified habitat revolve around providing food, water, shelter, and places to raise young
Brady inherited his love of wildlife and particularly a love of butterflies from his mother. 
“About 20 years ago, my mother had moved to Florida and started working at a nursery. She got really into this butterfly stuff and started raising them. I learned a lot from her. A few years ago, I started raising butterfly caterpillars and when they become a butterfly I release them. It takes about seven to ten days,” he Ball. 
“Monarch butterflies have to have milkweed to be able to survive because that's what their caterpillars eat . . . that's the only thing they will eat” said Ball. Telling us, milkweed is harder for them to find in Indiana because of farms and residential areas, “people building houses and stuff,” said Ball.
Brady Shelly, started their habitat with the planting of a single milkweed plant. 
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Start Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Haan Museum of Indiana Art
920 E. State St.
Lafayette, IN 47905
End Time: 4:00 PM
Phone: 765-742-6449
EXHIBIT: Step Into the Painting: Indiana History & Culture Through Art July 21 – Oct. 27, 2018 With an exciting new twist on learning about daily living in Indiana in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, the Haan Museum of Indiana Art invites guests to view art in a different way. The Museum selected paintings by some of Indiana’s most important artists, showing people engaged in a variety of activities from Indiana’s past, such as feeding chickens; playing the piano and cello; the circus coming; a child helping her mother do laundry; girls carrying buckets of milk; and Indians playing the “Moccasin Game”. Historic art can teach us a lot about our past, and the exhibition at the Haan Museum provides an opportunity to feel what it was like to live in Indiana before our grandparents were born. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 5-17. Find more details at Museum Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-4 PM
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Crawfordsville Regional Airport
East 400 South
Crawfordsville 47933
End Time: 9:00 PM
Phone: 6465911076
August 18th, 2018 7-9pm Crawfordsville Regional Airport You're invited to the premiere event in Crawfordsville of WIN, Women In Network. We empower, mentor and network with women in Montgomery County to fill public offices, help them run for office, work behind the scenes, etc. Our first networking event will be wine, hors d'oeuvres and great discussions. Come and meet the women of Montgomery County who are looking to lift up everyone together.
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