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Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Nature Knows Best – The Last Flowers

Last Flowers of Summer at DeKorte: Butterfly Bush 11.8.17

A few weeks ago I met someone who is a frequent visitor to one of our Bergen Audubon butterfly gardens . She sat back in her chair and looked at me with sad eyes and said, “Don, things are not good at the butterfly garden.” Needless to say I immediately became alarmed and many catastrophic scenarios began to race through my head.

Was there vandalism? Did a heard of ravenous deer take up residence? Did the groundhogs and bunnies form an evil alliance against the garden making all our hard work for naught? So, it was with great anxiety that I finally got up the nerve to ask the question “What Happened?”

It was then that my fellow lover of the  garden looked up at me again with her big, almost teary eyes and said, “the flowers are almost gone, Summer is over.”

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