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)