Walk #1: Ken and Deb Behnke residence
The native garden of Ken and Deb Behnke is about a quarter acre suburban yard. The hillside yard consists of about 75% to 80% native plants among several habitats. They have a rain garden, a prairie garden, a shade garden and an easy care Koi pond with an 8 foot waterfall. The wooded shade garden will take center stage. Deb has raised hundreds of monarch butterflies from the egg stage for release. She finds the eggs on the many milkweeds that are growing on their property.
Added note: Deb is the book sale chairman for the WPPC — so you may want to thank her for the great selection and prices. Ken is her main help with the book transportation- so you may want to ask “ how’s your back, Ken?”.
Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 31 and Rt. 62 go south on Rt. 31 past Edgewood, to Beach St. and turn right (west), go two blocks and turn left (south) unto Hillside View. Their home is halfway up the hill on the right side. Parking is on the road.