July 19, 2015 It’s My Park Day Monarch Siting

A Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) found the Swamp Milkweed plants (Asclepias incarnata)  in our Monarch Habitat. Two of the Common names for this variety of milkweed is swamp milkweed and rose milkweed. Milkweed is the host plant for the… Read More

July 20, 2015–Monarch Butterfly Siting

On July 20, 2015 we had our first Monarch Butterfly siting. The Monarch has come to the garden habitat to consume plant nectar in our Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) blossoms. These milkweed plants were purchased in the spring of… Read More

Weekly Butterfly Gardening

Weekly Butterfly Gardening for Sustainability, Education and Building Community. Community Service Groups and individuals are welcome. Volunteer your time and effort. [eab_single id=”654″]

May 16, 2015: It’s My Park Day

A recreation van was on hand to provide games for our young volunteers. Children helped rebuild the mulch in the Monarch Butterfly Garden then played a game of checkers. Mulch is important for our Monarch Butterfly Garden’s health. It helps retain… Read More

April 26, 2015: It’s My Park Day– Spring Cleaning

Friends of Brower Park in Partnership with the NYC Parks Department and community volunteers did Brower Park spring cleaning. Volunteers raked leaves, to add them to the compost bins.  It took many shovels to turn the leaves. Plant beds were… Read More