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By Jeff Pack

Butterfly Garden under construction at Vail Headquarters


Last updated 3/22/2019 at 1:32am

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Eve Cannella stands with Thompson Middle School student volunteers and Mt. San Jacinto College intern Lauren Jonker at the Butterfly Garden.

With billions of painted lady butterflies making their way through the area over the last couple of weeks, it seems likely they stopped to grab a bite at Vail Headquarters in Temecula where a Butterfly Garden is being grown and constructed.

Eve Cannella of Girasole Backyard Gardens is leading the project, and each weekend she and a team of volunteers and interns from local schools work to plant native species plants and varieties such as milkweed, which is the main source of food for monarch butterflies.

The area, in the southwest corner of the Vail Headquarters facility, was a vegetable...

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