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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Great Excitement today in the Garden!

On Wednesday, January 16th, we were in the garden harvesting huge bags of kale, spinach, lettuce, beet greens and radishes. Human Relations Commissioner Tom Pease had a great idea for spring. He suggested planting corn on the hill to the west of our grass area. It is now irrigated with a drip system, so it should be quite doable. Jean Rosenblatt suggests that different types of squash will also do well on the hill, so we have that to look forward to.

That was not the exciting thing however. As we were getting ready to leave, one of us spotted a huge, shiny monarch butterfly. As we were admiring him/her, we noticed another, then another, and then probably around a dozen, all zooming around the garden and greenhouse area. Then the coined dropped:  these are the monarch caterpillars that grew up in the butterfly garden over the last several months!! They pupated and must have hatched this morning in the warmer weather.

SHOUT OUT TO JEANNIE COHEN:  Can you go up on Saturday and see if you can photograph any of our babies????

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