This perfect height and size butterfly raising container is where the extra butterfly and moth eggs from the New Orleans Zoo get to grow up and be released for the wonder and education of children.
Here's a recently hatched moth.
|Robin Moth - (Cecropia Moth) - Hyalophora cecropia|
I had to look twice to see that these are cute little caterpillar spades that the children use when planting seeds and seedlings. Adorable.
Everything in the Lucy C. Roussel Discovery Garden is edible - herbs, flowers, veggies.
The paths are wide enough to allow for groups of children and there is whimsical artwork scattered throughout.
What's a garden without a scarecrow?
I did a little research on the garden's namesake, Lucy C. Roussel (Lucy Cocchiarra August 21, 1909–March 16, 2002). She was the wife of Louis J Roussel, Jr. who made his fortune in the petroleum and banking industries.
He gave significant donations to Republican candidates and his legacy includes the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall at Loyola University, the Louis J. Roussel, Jr. Laser Planetarium and MegaDome Cinema is named in his honor.