Happiness is a Butterfly

“Happiness is a Butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

So, yes – we have added a chair to the pollinators garden, and it too is evolving along with the garden and its inhabitants. We acquired it as a donation from our advisor Janet Sommers, and it was brown composite. Very nice! To integrate it into our garden’s red theme, we decided to paint it, and team member Mary Flinn completed the paint job. The chair is making its debut just in time for today’s annual Master Gardener picnic – and – National Pollinators Week!

Red Chair

So please, have a seat in the shade and just watch. Experience the garden and all the wildlife that uses it. Let it come to you. If you just walk through, you’ll miss much of the beauty. In addition to Butterflies, Bees, other Insects and Birds, we have resident Skinks that bask in the sun on the beams that define the tiers of the garden. Toads hop around the garden, and we’ve given them shelters of broken pottery. And there are Crayfish that have long called this garden home – maybe the Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish, a species only found here!

Sign draped

But wait – what’s this? Another red ornament, or something more important? Come see the unveiling at 1:00 today in the garden. We have a delightful surprise waiting for you. Something that will help populate the garden with pollinators. And these are pollinators that desperately need our help!

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