Category: Butterflies

  • Third annual Bumblebee Jamboree at Richmond’s Maymont Park on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Third annual Bumblebee Jamboree at Richmond’s Maymont Park on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Wouldn’t this kind of event be nice for McIntire Park East? Bumblebee Jamboree is a family-friendly event which aims to educate residents of the Greater Richmond Area on the importance of pollinators to our daily lives and what each of us can do in our own backyards to protect these natural resources.The event will include educational […]

  • On the other hand … the trail through a wildflower meadow will be a perfect “butterfly walk”

    On the other hand … the trail through a wildflower meadow will be a perfect “butterfly walk”

    Hard to decide! Yes, I love flowers and I am looking forward to the McIntire Botanical Garden, but as a butterfly enthusiast I am also eagerly anticipating the proposed trail that winds through a wildflower meadow in the south end of the park.  As I have mentioned, I would much rather observe and photograph local butterflies on native […]

  • Butterfly Garden or Butterfly House?

    Butterfly Garden or Butterfly House?

    As I have mentioned before,  I am hoping for a butterfly garden in McIntire Park East. Our family recently visited the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia.  One of the photos below is the welcoming, shady seat for observing the rose garden. Of particular interest was the “Butterflies Live “exhibit in the conservatory.  We […]

  • New Virginia Loves Pollinators License Plate – Bees, butterflies, other pollinators flock to the same plants.

    New Virginia Loves Pollinators License Plate – Bees, butterflies, other pollinators flock to the same plants.

    Instead of a butterfly garden, perhaps we need a “Pollinators Garden” in McIntire Park East! Virginia license plate approved! Two more days to “Bee” a founder: http://www.pollinatorplates.com/p/home.html Most pollinators throughout North America are trending downward in population; some are facing a drastic decline, and others are believed to have already gone extinct. The disappearance of […]

  • My Dream – a Butterfly Garden in McIntire Park East

    My friends in the North American Butterfly Association have lots of helpful information, including a comprehensive Central Virginia Butterfly Gardening Brochure by Marlene A. Condon.   I am pleased to be a member of NABA as well as a member of their National Butterfly Center! National Butterfly Center in the news: National Butterfly Center, Mission: The 5-acre cultivated garden in this […]