Who’s in your garden?

Posted Sept. 09, 2011, at 9:57 a.m.
An Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly flies away after drinking nectar from a zinnia flower at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
An Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly flies away after drinking nectar from a zinnia flower at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A garden snail slithers over a green bean leaf at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A garden snail slithers over a green bean leaf at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A Bohemian Waxwing lands on an apple tree at the Yarmouth Community Garden. The bird was feeding on a nearby berry tree.
A Bohemian Waxwing lands on an apple tree at the Yarmouth Community Garden. The bird was feeding on a nearby berry tree.
A monarch butterfly caterpillar curls up on a milkweed plant at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A monarch butterfly caterpillar curls up on a milkweed plant at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A dragonfly patrols the sky in search of mosquitoes and other insects to eat at dusk at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A dragonfly patrols the sky in search of mosquitoes and other insects to eat at dusk at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A squash beetle scurries over an inscribed pumpkin at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A squash beetle scurries over an inscribed pumpkin at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A cabbage white butterfly rests at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A cabbage white butterfly rests at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
An Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly flies away after drinking nectar from a zinnia flower at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
An Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly flies away after drinking nectar from a zinnia flower at the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A streetlight shines behind a group of annual flowers at dawn in the Yarmouth Community Garden.
A streetlight shines behind a group of annual flowers at dawn in the Yarmouth Community Garden.
The Yarmouth Community Garden serves several purposes: a patch of land with rental plots; a fresh-air, hands-on classroom for children to learn about gardening and a place where volunteers grow produce for neighbors in need. But, as Robert Bukaty shows us with his observant photographs, the Yarmouth Community Garden is also the home to an array of small, colorful creatures.

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