GreenTeam’s new butterfly garden blossoming in downtown Tiburon
Visitors who swing by downtown Tiburon’s new butterfly garden won’t need to watch for long before they spot a monarch or two alighted on a broad leaf, gently and slowly fanning themselves with their own wings, or feeding on the nectar from one of the many milkweed plants.
If they look closer, they might see caterpillars crawling along the mulch or curving themselves into a ball under the shade of a leaf to begin the almost-overnight transition to chrysalis, or a fully-formed chrysalis hosting a yet-to-hatch butterfly.
It’s only been a few months since the Tiburon Peninsula GreenTeam transformed a small patch of land on Tiburon Boulevard into the growing butterfly garden, but the space is already attracting monarchs and a few other species of Lepidoptera — and providing fertile ground for more to hatch.
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