Scouts Tour New Wildflower Meadow And Clean Up Local Butterfly Garden

Wildflower Meadow Chair Lisa Ferrano leads the scouts on their tour.

Scout Pack 125 and Troop 125 of Wellington recently spent a morning visiting the newly established wildflower meadow made possible through a grant given by the Florida Wildflower Foundation.

The meadow is in Greenbriar Park and is a partnership between the Wellington Garden Club and the Village of Wellington.

The scouts, parents and leaders were led on a private tour of the meadow by Wellington Garden Club Wildflower Meadow Chair Lisa Ferrano. Some of the native plants that the scouts learned about were black-eyed Susan, wild petunia, dune sunflower, coontie and more. These grasses and wildflowers provide habitat for insects, birds and small mammals.

After the tour of the meadow, the energetic scouts, along with their parents and leaders, also spent the beautiful Good Friday morning weeding, tidying up and spreading fresh new mulch at the adjacent native plant/butterfly garden, which was first established by the Wellington Garden Club in 2010, in partnership with the Village of Wellington. It has grown and flourished to be a beautiful native plant garden and host to different South Florida butterflies, such as the Monarch and Atala.

The community is welcome to visit both the wildflower meadow and butterfly garden to learn more about the beauty of nature. The Wellington Garden Club thanks the local scouts and the Village of Wellington for their support.