Our World – Monarchs and More

This past weekend I helped build a Butterfly Garden on Turkey Mountain. It was part of an annual event called Monarchs on the Mountain. This year, for safety, it was scattered all over town. Families could reserve a time spot to help with the garden. It was great seeing all the little kids excited about digging and planting stuff.

I helped taking out the bermuda grass. I was sore all over at the end of my not very long shift. Anyway, we ended planting a lot of plants. They lady leading the effort was great. She told the children that this was their garden now so come check on it. One child asked if they could add to it and was told, yes, just make sure the plant is native to Oklahoma because we don’t water, fertilize or spray these plants so they have be hardy enough to survive on their own.

We are getting a little of the fire haze from California. My heart goes out to the residents there. What a nightmare.

I’ve been riding my bicycle up and down the trails on the RiverParks. No road crossings!!

Fire Station number 9 here in Tulsa is sponsoring this geocache. It’s a gadget cache which means that it is easy to find and hard to get into to sign the log. This one requires tools, but it provides the tools, so first you have to figure out how to get the tools, and then what to do with them then. I loved it.

What have you been up to?

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12 thoughts on “Our World – Monarchs and More

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    What wonderful events you have been doing ~ public gardening, biking, geocaching ~ Great series of activity photos ~ Me ~ LOL ~ I have trying to install motion solar lights but they give you junk screws that are too long and oh gad ~ got one installed ~ hopefully the rest will be easy ~ thanks for asking ~ Have a great week ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Eileen


    The native butterfly garden sounds wonderful, it is great to have the community helping out with the plantings. I like the idea you could reserve your family planting time. The wildfires are awful, my prayers go out to all involved. The geocache sounds interesting. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy week!

  3. Carol

    planting native plants is really the way to get a healthy eco system, and the butterflies will not only love it but many will lay eggs on them (except Monarch only lays eggs on milkweed) I bet it will look fabulous next summer!

  4. Sallie

    Aren’t river trails wonderful? I love walking ours, biking would be good too, as I could definitely get further . The Butterfly Garden Project is a great idea . Volunteers are the greatest.

  5. Susie of Arabia

    You’ve been busy, Yogi! Good for you. I’ve really missed my gardening this year in Washington. We don’t have any outdoor space here in Saudi. And it’s just too hot to go biking – not that I have a bike here either! Glad you are having fun and staying active.

  6. betty - NZ

    A great variety of photos! How awesome to have something the kids can be a part of and a good way to interest them in nature.
    I never heard of a gadget cache (but then I don’t get out much!) and awesome that the city is involved.

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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