The Butterfly Life-Cycle Demonstration Garden at Carillon Woods Park will have its grand opening Saturday, May 14th at noon, following the Green Kirkland Partnership/Earth Corps work party that morning. Mayor Joan McBride will cut the ribbon, and special guest Idie Ulsh, founder of the Washington Butterfly Association will speak briefly, followed by butterfly-related family activities. Everyone is invited!
The garden is funded by a Neighborhood Connections Grant and a Boeing grant to the regional office of the National Wildlife Federation. Design, planting and maintenance has been performed by volunteers coordinated by the Kirkland Wildlife Habitat Team. Their patience will be rewarded - Idie says about a butterfly garden, "The first year it sleeps, the second year [now] it creeps, the third year it leaps!"
Refreshments will be provided by Metropolitan Market.
John and Beth McCaslin
Kirkland Wildlife Habitat Team Co-chairs
Carillon Woods Park 5499 106th Ave NE Kirkland, Washington 98033