Sometimes, I watch the local news when I knit.
I don't love the news but I like listening to the local news,
where I often hear of fun events happening in our area.
A few weeks ago, I heard a story about the "Opening" of a
Butterfly Garden on the 14th Avenue Pier in Seaside Park.
I added it to the bucket list, so I would not forget,
and Saturday we decided to take a ride and see if we could find it.
I knew it was very tiny from watching the story.
But the garden was a labor of love,
created by the local people
in an effort to rebuild and beautify the area after
Super Storm Sandy.
And it worked!!
We saw only one Monarch as we were getting in the car,
and it floated off quickly with the gentle breeze.
When the butterflies do land, this will be their view,
not too shabby, right?!
This will be a great "stop over" spot for the Monarchs
in early fall as they begin their migration.
These beautifully decorated pots
held some lovely ornamental grass,
and surrounded the outskirts of the garden.
The path, typical for seashore communities,
was cracked sea shells!!
Lot's of benches, a beautiful view, wow...what a gift
to the butterflies and the community!!