A day in the life of GAR

11 . 01 . 14 | Fall Update

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GAR officially has a sign!

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Here are some updates on the decay of New New Berlin, Enjoy!

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New New Berlin… the end.

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Garden update: We made this soil! Black texas gold compost, mmmm.

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Lady bug larvae hunting aphids. Fierce micro-predator, and protector of the GARden.

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We like to keep track of the butterflies feeding on our Mexican Sunflowers, here are some new visitors this fall, starting with the elegant Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes).

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The Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus) is always in motion, never stopping for very long.

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This little lady is a Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) – a type of Grass Skipper which tend to be small, and perhaps most notably, do not sit with their wings open flat, but instead have a characteristic posture called the “jet-plane position”.

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It’s a miracle! Our Miracle Fruit plant (Synsepalum dulcificum) finally made another fruit! (The first and only other fruit was eaten by Zaida the dog).

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It Works! In case you’ve never heard of this little fruit before, it’s supposed to alter your taste buds so that anything eaten directly after it tastes sweeter. For our test we ate only half of this tiny fruit, and then followed it up with the lemon pictured. It tasted like very sweet lemonade! And a kumquat tasted like …. a pretty good kumquat?

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