By Samantha Ingram Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, with their vibrant orange and black wings with intricate veining, are a breathtaking spectacle and a crucial component of our ecosystem. Their fascinating life cycle and co-evolutionary relationship with Asclepias species, commonly known as milkweed, shed light on the delicate balance of nature.
This week at the garden has been all about fall even though the temperature has not been cooperating. Volunteers planted many more fall crops and a cornucopia of produce was harvested, including the sunflowers, which will be roasted and salted to eat the seeds. Tomatoes, corn, squash, and peppers continue