Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dr. A speaking on gardening today

Well hello on this fine rainy day in Athens. Hope everyone is doing well! Here at the garden we’re in full swing of the maintenance phase. However, we’re taking some time this week to celebrate ┬ásummer success, Johannah’s wonderful presence/birthday, and Dr. A’s expertise. Today, he’s giving a presentation on the evolution of gardening and the goals of gardening. This will be taking place at 3:30 in the horticulture building on campus.Hope you can make it! Keep an eye out for exciting updates from all of our staff’s whereabouts in the coming days!

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Monarch catcher in the gardens

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Today, I met Mike, an entomologist catching Monarch butterflies. He’s testing them for a certain parasite. He told me most of the butterflies they’ve seen from the garden are heading to mexico!! They live up to 8 months and do a lot of traveling within that time. He also said tell where these butterflies have come from, guessing philadelphia. I thought it was the coolest thing! But do know, he returns the butterflies, unharmed to the garden! Here’s some quick photos:

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