Archive for the ‘Catherine’s Contributions’ Category

Black Swallowtail Visits Breaking Ground Green Roof

(Beautiful Black Swallowtail pollenating the Breaking Ground green roof) The black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polyxenesis, has joined the list of amazing critters that have come to pollinate the flowers, vegetables and fruits on the green roof at Breaking Ground Contracting […]


Kids Planting and Harvesting on the Breaking Ground Green Roof!

Kids’ planting day on the Breaking Ground green roof! This past July, we invited a group of local children to be our “planting partners” on the Breaking Ground Contracting green roof in Jacksonville, FL. They came from as close as […]


Beautiful Monarch Finds the Breaking Ground Green Roof!

This morning, as I was enjoying  a quiet moment on our amazing green roof here in Jacksonville, FL, I was privileged to spy the beautiful Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) shown in the attached pictures. We had just had a long […]


Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly Enjoys Breaking Ground Green Roof

Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis) on Breaking Ground green roof The Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) has been seen enjoying the various grasses and flowers up on the Breaking Ground green roof in Jacksonville, FL. This colorful and energetic dragonfly is also […]


Rain! Rain! Now Let’s Collect It! Awesome St. Johns Riverkeeper Video!

Now that we have finally been getting some well-needed rain on the Breaking Ground green roof here in Jacksonville, FL, it’s a great time to mention that rainwater harvesting, or collecting rainwater overflow from our roofs, is a great thing […]


Eastern Carpenter Bee Finds Its Way to the Breaking Ground Green Roof

Xylocopa virginica. Eastern Carpenter Bee on Breaking Ground Green Roof Many gardeners mistake the Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica) for a large bumble bee. Although both bees are large and colorful, they are only distantly related, both belonging to the large family […]