Noelridge News

 

Noleridge News

Flutterby Acres

Fluttery Acres will be up and running again in 2018. So be sure to stop by the park and see the progress of our monarch hatch. 2017 was a great year in our butterfly tents. The finer gauger netting seemed to help keep the parasites out much better, resulting in much improved numbers in our monarch tenets. Karla McGrail reports that we had 145 adults that hatched from the original 283 eggs that were placed in the tent. 20 of those (10 males, 10 females) were placed in a second tent. This second generation resulted in 402 adults which were released.

This  project relies on great volunteer leadership from Karla McGrail and from the reliable team of volunteers that monitors and cleans the tents every day throughout the summer. Great work everyone!

 

 Butterfly tents and adjoining milkweed bed.

Butterfly tents and adjoining milkweed bed.

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 Milkweed

Milkweed

 

Noelridge Garden Wins 2016 AAS Landscape Design Award

Noelridge was awarded First Place in the All American Selection Landscape and Garden Design Contest again in 2016. The theme for the 2016 All American Selection Garden was Pollinator Paradise. By collaborating with other local gardens in a Monarch Research Project, Noelridge Park incorporated AAS Winners and native plants in specialized beds, creating a true ‘Pollinator Paradise.’ Two butterfly rearing tents were added to provide an onsite educational component for children and adults to safely observe the stages of development for Monarchs and Swallowtails. Educational tours were provided for children and adults throughout the summer.  Learn more about the AAS Garden here.

 Noelridge 2016 AAS Garden

Noelridge 2016 AAS Garden