Tag Archive for butterflies

They’re Back!

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Butterflies, caterpillars and other pollinators, like this white cabbage moth feeding on the lavender plants, have been spotted in the garden this week. Look in the corner planter the next time you walk by the corner of Denton and 1st Streets!

Swallowtail caterpillar/larva on the dill in the corner of the edible garden was probably laid by a butterfly feeding on one of the many nectar plants in our garden.

Swallowtail caterpillar/larva on the dill in the corner of the edible garden was probably laid by a butterfly feeding on one of the many nectar plants.

Related: What’s In Our Butterfly Garden

New Caterpillars, New Digs!

Welcome to Chez CaterpillarHave you seen their new home? These caterpillars, born in captivity, right here at 512 Carroll Street next to the ducks and the chick in Mrs. Kathy’s science room, lived their first days in a jar. Now they’ve moved into a dreamy terrarium complete with branches, fresh herbs, natural light and open…

What’s in our Amazing Butterfly Garden: A Master List as of October 2015

As of Fall 2015, we have (or may still have): Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamont) Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle vine) Aster Laevis (bluebird) Smooth Blue Aster  Rudbeckia Lacinata Autumn Sun Little bluestem grass (bunchgrass) Liatrus spicata (Blazing star) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Geranium maculatum (Spotted Geranium) Pycanthomum muticum (Mountain Mint)  Showy goldenrod (solidago speciosa) Praire Dropseed (sporobolus…

Meet In the Garden, Friday May 8, 8:30am

It’s A Crucial Time for the Students’ Transplants…And You Can Help Their Veggies Survive!Join the committee in the garden at the corner of 1st Street and Denton Place this Friday morning. We’ll need all hands on deck to build on and maintain recent successes: A short-term watering schedule for the new pollinator-friendly plants on Denton…

Native Pollinator-Supporters Move Into Denton Place

Our butterfly garden has new additions, thanks once again to the Butterfly Project NYC. Teacher Irene Gonzalez attended their workshop and came back with dozens of native pollinator-friendly plant plugs to add to our assortment. They include: Eastern Beebalm (monarda bradburiana) Upland Ironweed (vernonia glauca) Jeana Garden Phlox (phlox paniculata) Ruby Star coneflower (echinacea purpurea) anise-scented goldenrod…

Pollinator-Friendly Plugs to Plant ASAP

New Flowering Perennials Will Live on Denton PlaceThanks to the generosity of Butterfly Project NYC, we have a slew of new baby butterfly-friendly native plants from their Fall workshop. In the spring, we were grateful to accept from the group many plants that welcomed butterflies (and caterpillars) along with other pollinators this summer. Now we…