The Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden is being developed on both sides of this stream. A recently added swing can be seen left of the two workers. They are installing a water feature to provide drinking water for birds and butterflies. The arched bridge is planned to cross the stream on the far right as a foot path between the two parts of the garden.
Caterpillar and adult monarch butterflies store cardiac glycosides from milkweed, making these organisms distasteful. After eating a monarch caterpillar or butterfly, its bird predator will vomit and will avoid eating similar individuals in the future (Huheey 1984).
Workday June 20, 2014 at 8:00 am to enjoy The Good, endure The Bad and irradicate The Ugly. All Garden Club members and Friends of the Garden are welcome to help us remove weeds, grass and overgrowth. Hats, gloves, a trowel, snippers and a bottle of water are recommended.
Photos of caterpillar (left) in Carpenter Bed 6/3/14. (Above) kids watching it.