Bird-butterfly gardens establish vital habitat for migratory birds and butterflies. The OEC garden is populated predominately with native species that decrease upkeep costs and serve as a living reminder of wild meadows.
The OEC bird-butterfly garden contains hardscape and plants that are essential for many bird and butterfly species. The garden has been certified my Monarch Watch as a migration zone for Monarch butterflies. Possible teaching topics include but are not limited to; butterfly life cycle, plants as food sources, ornithology and entomology, plants as camouflage, soil horizons, nature poetry and writing, and statistical analysis of plant processes.
Please enjoy the following selections of photographs.