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Woodlands and Wildflower Garden at Sportsman Lake Park

Garden # 356 - 

Sportsman Lake Road, NW, 



What type of BUTTERFLIES are you trying to attract?

Eastern Swallowtail, Monarch, Summer Azure, Orange Sulphur, Black Swallowtail, Common Buckeye, Red-Spotted Purple, Great Purple Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, Sleepy Orange, Hackberry Emperor

What NECTAR and HOST plants are in your garden?

American Redbud, Carolina Silverbell, Sourwood, American Hornbeam, Loblolly Pine, Black Oak, Red Maple, Yellow Poplar, Shagbark Hickory, American Persimmon, Beautyberry, Florida Anise, Native Azaleas, Myrtles, Blueberry, American Holly, Witch Hazel—in our 30-year old Wildflower Garden we have Buddleia, Milkweed, Asters, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, numerous others

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Rosalynn Smith Carter 1927-2023

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Board of Directors is saddened to share the news of the passing of Rosalynn Carter. She touched millions of people through her work with The Carter Center and the Rosalynn Carter Institute. Her love for nature was the inspiration behind the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail was created February 2013. It began as one garden at President and Mrs. Carter’s home in Plains, Georgia. She had read an article in a local magazine about the decline in Monarch butterflies. As a child she remembered playing outside with butterflies fluttering around her mother’s flowerbeds and native tuberosa milkweed growing behind their home. These fond memories led to a phone call to Annette Wise. After sharing the article and expressing her desire to have a pollinator garden, Annette was asked to help her. The location for the pollinator garden was selected and work began.