Colonnades Gardeners are so pleased to have received our certificate and sign recognizing our Butterfly Garden from the North American Butterfly Association. Thanks so much! We will try to capture some beautiful photos to share as the weeks go by.
North American Butterfly Photo Contest Opens Monday, September 1
North American Butterfly Photo Contest Opens Monday, September 1 Your favorite butterfly photo could win $500! Part of the 19thAnnual Texas Butterfly Festival, this contest is open to everyone in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and accepts digital photos of live butterflies taken from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014. It’s easy to enter…
Wildflower Meadow in McIntire Park East
Looking forward to the butterflies – Hope the meadow and trail will open soon! In reading the Charlottesville Tomorrow article, I was delighted to see that the Overall Park design for McIntire Park East includes a wildflower meadow with a trail loop. Wonderful! In the years to come, our new meadow will attract many visitors…
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”
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?
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…