The Public Park and  Plantings  

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The Park and Plantings -The Dedication Ceremony - About Butterflies - Butterfly Nectar and Larval Plants - Home

Download a List with photos of the plants in the park (pdf format) updated 3-25-2014

Printable Map to the Park from Richardson Park PDF  - Map with directions to the Park by Google

Attend the FREE NatureScape programs at the Wilton Manors Library 
500 NE 26th Street  Wilton Manors, FL 954-390-2195. 
On the second Wednesday of each month October through April. 
All classes begin at 7 PM 

Learn more about NatureScaping at NatureScape Broward

Certify your yard as a Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation

Lean more about Wildflowers at http://www.FloridaWildflowerFoundation.org

Read what others have said about the park:

M.E.’s Place: Commission renames park in honor of resident By Michael d’Oliveira: Pelican Staff

The Butterfly Lady of Wilton Manors is honored By
Christine Winter Juneau Sun-Sentinel .  March 11, 2010

Tiny park bursting with native plants By Christine Winter Juneau Sun-Sentinel .  March 12, 2011

M.E. DePalma Park at a Perfect Moment By Bill Woeppel

Many Monarchs in the Sun at the Park By Bill Woeppel

Grrr, Woof, Woof:   By Bill Woeppel

A Carpet of Gold in the Evening
  By Bill Woeppel

M.E. DePalma Park is in Bloom!   By Bill Woeppel

Purple Grass in the Park   By Bill Woeppel

Four and a Half Years Later - M.E. DePalma Park
By Bill Woeppel

Momma Duck and Her Chicks at M.E. DePalma Park
By Bill Woeppel

In December of 2010, the gals at PACE Center for Girls
performed community service hours weeding the park. 
They learned about butterflies
.Then, the following month, we planted a Butterfly Garden on the PACE grounds. 
Here are just 4 of the letters I received from them about their experience.

NBC Video with reporter Christina Hernandez with
Wilton Manors Woman, M.E. DePalma, Crowned Miss Florida Senior 2102
This 70-year-old is passionate about gardening and her pageant platform is wildlife
preservation through naturescaping.

the video is no longer supported online at http://nbcmiami.com.