A cabbage white butterfly visits a New England Aster, totally common out there in woods and fields in autumn.
But this isn’t in woods or fields, it’s in a parking lot bioswale on Main Street. A bioswale an area in the soil that is shaped as a slight depression so that excess rainwater will collect and infiltrate to the water table instead of running down the sewer, in this case it’s between or at the end of rows of parking spaces.
The plants are native species that both grow well in parking lots and can even take up and hold water during a heavy rain. They are also very pretty. It’s exciting to see even more flowers on Main Street including the planters and what many businesses plant.
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