Saturday, August 8, 2009

Butterfly Garden at the Washington Youth Garden

The Washington Youth Garden is both an actual garden, and an institution that provides both education and a "Green experience" to the children of Washington DC and their families. There is a large vegetable garden where many many children have been introduced for the first time to the experience of planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables. Much of that garden was fenced this year to exclude deer, who like vegetables too. Running along one side and the front of the fenced garden is a huge 'Butterfly Garden". I had not been to the garden for a month or so and there weren't any butterflies, or not very many anyway then. Friday was a different story. Butterflies and goldfinches everywhere!

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