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Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day
Backyard Biodiversity Day
Volunteers make it happen - THANK YOU!
FSYO performs in The Grove
The Great DUCK!
Next Great Duck Derby -- Feb 28, 2015
Young Naturalist Summer Camp
Young Naturalist Summer Camp

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Air Potato Leaf Beetle released in Mead Garden

In early August, 2014, 200 air potato leaf beetles were intentionally released in Mead Garden in an effort to combat the invasive air potato vine. 

Volunteer Profile: Susan League

The beautiful pops of color seen at the entrance to the Community Garden are thanks to the ongoing work of Susan League, devoted garden volunteer and MBG Board Member. Susan also deserves tremendous credit for the dozens upon dozens of hours she spends planting and tending beds in the Legacy Garden, working on various horticultural projects, and maintaining the expanding collection of camellias.

In Bloom: Partridge pea

Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) blooms from summer through late fall, attracting mostly bees and butterflies, although ants are also attracted to its nectar glands. It is the host plant to several species of butterfly, including the gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) and cloudless sulfur (Phoebis sennae), and its seeds are consumed by birds and other wildlife. 

Come see our new staghorn ferns

A special thank you to Laurie Heatley and her family for their in-kind donations of Platyceriums, also known as staghorn ferns, to the Legacy Garden. Their uniquely shaped fronds can be seen hanging from the large oak trees to the left as you enter the garden from S. Denning Drive.

Volunteer Profile: Bill Frazier

If you’re seeing more and more palms around the garden, we have Bill Frazier to thank for his selective donations! Bill is one of MBG's devoted "Dream Team" volunteers. He joined MBG in 2011 as our first volunteer to work with horticulturalist Randy Knight in restoring the Legacy Garden and Greenhouse. Over the years, he has worked effortlessly at bringing back the gardens and the legacy of T.L. Mead by contributing his own personal collection of palms. 

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