Volunteers maintained both the Butterfly and Prairie Demo Gardens at Seabourne.
Seabourne Butterfly Garden
Linda Rippert and Diane Russell worked throughout October, with help from Donna Pisani and Drea Morgenstern.
Maintenance: pulling and pruning some Monarda and Obedient Plants.
Insect Activity: Many Milkweed Beetles were removed.
Butterflies: Long-Tailed Skipper (Blue Butterfly Pea Vine is host), Pipevine Swallowtail ( Aristolochia fimbriata is host)
Blooming well were Orange Flowered Yellow Bells (pictured) and a trellised Blue Butterfly Pea Vine
New Sign: Site is a Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter project.
Seabourne Prairie Demo Garden
Many naturalist and outside group volunteers continued weeding ragweed and pruning back perennials.
Maintenance: Mulching with alfalfa hay, weeding walkways.
Butterflies: Gulf Fritillaries, Swallowtails, Sulphur
Blooming: Yaupon Holly Tree, Blue Mist Flower, Red Salvia, Goldenrod, and Gulf Muhly Grass
New: Signage and Brochures
Signs and brochures for visitors were placed throughout the garden: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Insects, and Pollinators. Thank you Lynn Trenta, Jade Hems, Terri Hurley, Donna Pisani, and Kimberly Farou.