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Re: The Bronx River Cleanup and Activities

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Posted by Lobo on Tuesday, June 18th 2024:

In Reply to: The Bronx River Cleanup and Activities posted by Alvin L. on Wednesday, June 12th 2024:

My earliest memories of the BR goes back to about 1964. I had a fascinating for butterflies. My older brother took me to the banks to search & harvest a Monarch Caterpillar. This was at the site of the old Williams Bridge Crossing, roughly between Gun Hill & White Plains Road, on the eastern banks of the river. We found a clump of the Monarch's host plant along the shore (milkweed) and dug a plant up that had a Monarch caterpillar on it to bring back home & raise it to adult in our apt. on Hull Ave. I had never seen a Monarch before this! 55 years later, often recalling that time with fondness over the years, I planted a crop of milkweed in my yard to attract the Monarchs during the summer. Been doing this for about 5 years now. Every release of a new Monarch in my yard brings back those memories!

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