Saturday, May 10, 2008

Members of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute saw milkweed almost grow in front of their eyes on May 8, 2008

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The area shown below, where Professor Kim Smith's class dug out fescue one day last fall, is dominated by milkweed, some 55 of which I marked with red tape Sunday, May 4. Similar already fast-growing milkweeds in other relatively open spaces may bring the total in easy to spot places on WPWP to a couple of hundred by fall. Butterfly milkweed and spider milkweed and swamp milkweed already are well represented. And at least a couple of other varieties are likely to up by summer.

Butterfly milkweed is the lowest photo of the four — Asclepias tuberosa.

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