From a horticultural standpoint, Dr. Charles Allen’s gardens are whimsical and colorful and full of good and useful plants. He tends every piece of ground he works with care and it shows. You’ll not go to many places with as many different types of plants, and gardens as well maintained as his are.
Scientifically, the gardens are incredibly rich in flora and fauna.
Dr Allen has been gardening with butterfly attracting plants for 30 years and curates a collection of plants that have been chosen for their attractiveness to Butterflies.
Step away from the computer now. Make plans to visit soon. You’ll not be disappointed. That is certain.
see his flyer for this week’s events, below
below is a note from Butterfly guy Craig Marks to the Louisiana Native Plant Society
Dr. Charles Allen has asked me to invite any interested persons to Allen Acres for his annual bioblitz on July 28, starting at 9:30. As part of that event, I will be conducting a butterfly count, and I need all the help I can get.
Pipevine Swallowtail 10, Giant Sw. 1, Spicebush Sw. 11, Cloudless Sulphur 12, Little Yellow 36, White M Hairstreak 1, Gray Ha. 2, ‘Summer’ Spring Azure 1, Pearl Crescent 1, Com. Buckeye 1, Red-spotted Purple 1, Goatweed Leafwing 1, Carolina Satyr 18, Silver-spotted Skipper 11, Long-tailed Sk. 8, Hoary Edge 1, N. Cloudywing 2, Horace’s Duskywing 10, Com. Checkered-Sk. 20, Swarthy Sk. 2, Clouded Sk. 8, Fiery Sk. 3, Dun Sk. 2, Ocola Sk. 7
See Susan Edmonds’ video on warblers and environmental education