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Monday, January 28, 2013

Butterfly Action in the Garden

On Saturday, January 26th, we were in the garden harvesting more lettuce, kale and radishes than I would have thought possible. Very soon we will have pounds of snap peas and beets. I thought it was going to rain, but it was absolutely gorgeous! On our way out, we were admiring a highly scented, flowering shrub in the butterfly garden when we noticed a brand new, just pupated monarch butterfly sitting there in the sun, brandishing his folded up wings and new to the world. Fortunately, we had some cameras and i-phones, so we have great shots of him and his brother Mr. Pupa who you can see hanging to his left! Thank you to Vivian and Kevin Schroder, Skip Zelenka, Lisa Davis, Tom Pease, and Charlotte and Deborah Frank for their help and support.

Don't forget Wednesday, January 30th, 10:30 a.m. is worm farming day in the garden. Come with your questions for vermiculturist Don Smith. I will have my worm inn and we will load it up.
                                          Photo by Vivian Schroder

Skip told us that once monarchs have hatched in a locale, their offspring will return year after year, so we can now expect a steady flow of monarchs to our garden!

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