Bradner Gardens Park Waiting for Butterflies

Seattle, Washington

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From a 75-foot garden-theme tile mosaic and ornate hose bibs, to a carved bench decorated with the salmon lifecycle, to wire fence panels adorned with recycled farm implements, art’s as much a constant in Bradner Gardens Park as photosynthesis. In the first coalition of its kind, neighborhood activists joined with King County Master Gardeners, the P-Patch Program, and Seattle Tilth to develop the park as a center for gardening education focused on issues unique to city dwellers. As one of Seattle’s first pesticide-free parks, Bradner presents the clean bill of health necessary for butterflies to thrive. Their sensitivity to these poisons makes them indicator insects, “canaries in a coal mine” that tell us when the system is getting out of balance.
Nature in the City: Seattle

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Nature in the City: Seattle

by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True (The Mountaineers Books)

From a 75-foot garden-theme tile mosaic and ornate hose bibs, to a carved bench decorated with the salmon lifecycle, to wire fence panels adorned with recycled farm implements, art’s as much a constant in Bradner Gardens Park as photosynthesis. In the first coalition of its kind, neighborhood activists joined with King County Master Gardeners, the P-Patch Program, and Seattle Tilth to develop the park as a center for gardening education focused on issues unique to city dwellers.

As one of Seattle’s first pesticide-free parks, Bradner presents the clean bill of health necessary for butterflies to thrive. Their sensitivity to these poisons makes them indicator insects, “canaries in a coal mine” that tell us when the system is getting out of balance.

©  Maria Dolan & Kathryn True/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Seattle
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Bradner Gardens Park: Waiting for Butterflies

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