Butterfly Garden Dedicated to Ella Kirk, Ella Myers and Michael Mahl.

Aldo Leopold Middle School (ALCS) students, teachers and parent volunteers had a community service day for the Gila Native Plant Society this spring at the Silva Creek Botanical Garden. Elroy Limmer and Charles Holmes had groups of students’ trail building, planting, and hauling debris. Mark Cantrell supervised students in the design and planting of a pollination garden shaped like a butterfly. Tricia Hurley of Lone Mountain Natives helped ALCS secure a grant from KNMB Inc. to pay for the garden. Friends and family of Ella, Ella and Michael helped throughout the day. To learn more about supporting pollination gardens like this one, visit www.butterflywayproject.org.