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Gardens are Caterpillar Nursery and Butterfly Haven

The butterfly whisperers are at it again. A group of volunteers led by Park Supervisor Tora Rocha, who successfully incubated and released dozens of Monarch butterflies over the past several months, is having equal success with Swallowtails.

Visit the Gardens and let us know how many butterflies you spot.

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies in the family of Papilionidae, which includes more than 550 species. Though the majority are tropical, members of the family occur on every continent except Antarctica.  The family includes the largest butterflies in the world.

Swallowtail ButterflyReady for release


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The Green Heart of Oakland for Fifty Years

Discover the hidden garden jewel on the shores of Lake Merritt in the city of Oakland. We are a seven-acre collection of themed gardens.

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666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, California
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