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Girl Scouts Dedicate Butterfly Garden

After three weeks of preparation, Cadette Troop 1183 of Berkeley Lake unveiled their work. The garden was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.

If all goes as planned, scores of butterflies will soon be flitting around a newly installed butterfly garden in Berkeley Lake.

The 12 members of Cadette Troop 1183, along with the help of master gardener Susan Hanson spent three weeks preparing a small plot of land near the Berkeley Lake Chapel and filling it with native flowering plants.

It was part of a project that the girls (all 6th graders), took on to commerate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America.

Wendy Weber and her co-leader Wendy Tait presented each of the girls their well-earned Tree/Nature badges.

"It's just a small area," explained Weber. "With Susan Hanson's help, we turned the soil, planted and adding paving stones."

Hanson helped the girls plant purple cone flower, black-eyed susans, joe pie weed, sunflowers and other native plants which hopefully will attract butterflies to the new garden.

Weber said the project was paid for through the proceeds from the troop's cookie sales. The dedication ceremony was held Saturday, May 12.

Cadette Toop 1183 members:

  • Jasmin Gomez
  • Erin Kim
  • Zoe Kim
  • Cedasia McMillan
  • Jasmine Mobley
  • Olive Mullis
  • Alesandra Nunez
  • Audrey Paulsen
  • Laura Rodriguez
  • Erin Russell
  • Katrina Santiago
  • Katelyn Tait

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