Although winter has been kind to us thus far, we still look forward to spring. When it does arrive, you might want to keep in mind that there is a new butterfly garden in the front of Osborn Hill Elementary School for the entire Fairfield community to enjoy.

The garden's creation is the result of a grant received from the Fairfield Foundation for Education and the generosity of Scott Jameson at Oliver's Nursery, who donated plants for the garden. Also, special thanks go to Matt Almay, and to Marcos, Alfredo, and Kaylor at Oliver's, who spent hours preparing the ground and doing the actual planting.

One purpose of the garden is to allow students at Osborn to bring their science lessons to life as they watch for the return of the monarch butterfly and communicate with other observers of this amazing insect throughout the country.

This note is an open invitation to the community to visit the garden and enjoy its changes throughout all the seasons, but especially in the spring. We look forward to seeing you.

Denise Rehder

Library Media Specialist

Osborn Hill Elementary School