Beach United Garden Tour - Bus Stop Garden

Location: south-east corner adjacent to the Main Street (64) bus stop on Wineva Ave.

The bus stop garden’s location makes it vulnerable to being trampled.  Cathy and other volunteers re-planted the area with a number of native species that like dry, sunny spots;  Jerry’s contribution was to install a new fence to protect the plantings – see picture above!

  • Gray Goldenrod (used by 120 species of caterpillar as a host plant) and an important late season food source for bumblebees and Monarchs on their journey south
  • Pale Purple and Purple Coneflower (host plant to checkerspot butterfly larva)
  • Lanceleaf Coreopsis (host plant to checkerspot butterfly larva)
  • Hoary Vervain (host plant to Common Buckeye butterfly larva)
  • New England Aster (host plant of the Pearl Crescent and several checkerspot butterfly larva)

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