On Feb. 29, the Butterfly Gardening Team of the Chipley Garden Club installed a new informational sign at the Joyce Carter Memorial Butterfly Garden at Falling Waters State Park.  

The garden has been at the park for over 25 years. The original was planted over 25 years ago and the Garden Club, with help from the Boy Scouts, refurbished the walks and bench several years ago.  Last year the plants were replaced and additional wildflowers were added.  

Every year, Garden Club members fertilize and water, add pine straw mulch raked up at Falling Waters, and remove weeds.

Chipley Garden Club Vice President Linda Pigott, member Cheryl McCall, Team Chair Glenda Wilson, and member Juliet Sauls are seen here with a new informational sign put up at the Falling Waters State Park butterfly garden. [CONTRIBUTED] 

“This is perfect timing! The wildflowers in the garden are just beginning to come back to life and they will be blooming soon,” Team Chair Glenda Wilson said. “With the flowers come the butterflies. Now they will be easily identified!”

The new sign, which was purchased using Garden Club funds and a butterfly gardening grant, features color photographs of 32 butterflies, a photo of the falls by Club member Cheryl McCall, interesting butterfly facts, and the butterfly life cycle.   

“Special thanks go to Steve Ostrowski at GDS Graphics for developing the sign,” the Garden Club said in a news release. “If you’re out at Falling Waters, take time to visit the Butterfly Garden.”

 For more info about the Club, contact Club President Gweneth Collins at 850-260-4049.