What’s In Bloom: October

What you could see in October at the Botanical Garden

October is a good time for butterflies. Most butterfly populations have peaked and lots of butterflies are feeding on nectar all over the garden. Caterpillars are feeding on the host plants in the butterfly garden.

Salvia leucantha and Salvia Coccinea in the Butterfly Garden

Salvia leucantha and Salvia Coccinea in the Butterfly Garden

Pentas and Giant Swallowtail in the Butterfly Garden

Pentas and Giant Swallowtail in the Butterfly Garden

Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a Passion flower wine

Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a Passion flower wine

Monarch butterfly nectaring on a Milkweed bloom, Ascepias curassavica

Monarch butterfly nectaring on a Milkweed bloom, Ascepias curassavica

Skipper butterfly on a cosmos flower

Skipper butterfly on a cosmos flower

Sulfur butterfly laying eggs on Senna

Sulfur butterfly laying eggs on Senna

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar feeding on passion flower vine

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar feeding on passion flower vine

Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed bloom, Asclepias curassavica

Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed bloom, Asclepias curassavica

Passiflora edulis flavicarpa blooming in the PLANO Garden

Passiflora edulis flavicarpa blooming in the PLANO Garden

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

  • Each year we place a new word in the Dripping Snow Tree at Celebration in the Oaks. Last year it was PEACE. GUESS THE WORD FOR THIS YEAR?
  • Have all the fun at the Celebration in the Oaks preview parties! Nov. 22, 23, and 24 - three parties with something… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
  • @Change_Agent_JL Most were lost in Katrina however reach out to the Development dept and they may be able to help 😊

CITY PARK FACTS:

Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern grow on many of the oak trees in City Park.