Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)
Yesterday afternoon and evening while weeding at the HarborWalk butterfly gardens I encountered a gorgeous male Summer Azure butterfly, lots of friendly Red Admirals, and myriad bees. If you are there at the HarborWalk tonight watching the The Wizard of Oz, stroll through the gardens and have a look at these beautiful native wildflowers in bloom today!
You may notice some bare spots in the garden, which will soon be filled! Hose spigots were just installed this week at the gardens and we now have an improved way to water!!!!! Up to this point, for the past several years, Lenny Linquata has graciously allowed the city to hook up hoses and fill watering cans at his restaurant spigot.
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
See previous GMG posts for more information about Gloucester’s Summer Cinema:
Coming This Summer: Free Movie Night
Free Out Door Summer Cinema Series
Helenium autumnale and Dalea purpurea make a cheery bee and butterfly attracting duo!
Destination: Downtown Gloucester
Free Outdoor HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series!
The Wizard of Oz July 9, 2014
Grab the Popcorn! The City of Gloucester and the Cape Ann Community Cinema are pleased to announce a swell summertime partnership: The HarborWalk Summer Cinema Series. These FREE outdoor movies will run Wednesdays for eight weeks throughout the summer, July 9 to August 27 at 65 Rogers Street (I4C2)—adjacent to the Building Center. Movies start at 8 PM (or when it gets dark, whichever is earlier), and feature blockbuster classics suitable for the whole family. Imagine seeing “Jaws” with Gloucester Harbor as a back drop, or “ET, the Extraterrestrial” in the moody dark of night!
The movies are free, and all are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, a blanket, or perhaps a picnic. Local vendors will provide snacks for purchase. Better yet, support our local restaurants by having dinner then walking down to enjoy the show.
North Shore 104.9 will provide pre-show entertainment, music and prizes beginning at 6 PM!