Hemingway Butterfly Garden: Mariposas del Mundo

Volunteer Leader(s):

Kat Calhoun
Kat Calhoun

Neighborhood: Fair Haven Heights/Quinnipiac Meadows

Type of Site: Vacant Lot Vacant Lot

Address: Hemingway St & Eastern St, New Haven, CT, 06513


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2021 Greenspace Report

In its second year Mariposas del Mundo (previously Hemingway Butterfly Garden) has continue to grow with 3 native trees planted along the creekside to help reclaim the space from the invasive Japanese Knotweed and 3 spicebushes planted along the borders to help provide food for the spicebush swallowtail butterfly. This year the volunteers also added a beautiful monarch information sign, new stone dust pathways and a picnic table. There have also been some wonderful new faces at volunteer days that have been critical to watering all of the new trees and improving the space.

2021 Accomplishments

  • 3 trees planted (2 Serviceberry 1 Redbud)
  • 3 shrubs planted (3 Spicebush)
  • 1.0 yards mulch spread
  • 7 events
  • 10 volunteers
  • 62 volunteer hours