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Butterfly Garden Now Being Built In Brickell As Part Of The Underline

Butterfly Garden Now Being Built In Brickell As Part Of The Underline

Brickell should soon see an influx of butterflies, as a part of The Underline project.

According to an Instagram post yesterday, landscape architects started work on a butterfly garden at Brickell’s Southside Elementary.

In a typical butterfly garden, the aim is to create a environment conducive to attracting butterflies. That includes planting flowers and other plants which butterflies feed on.

A master plan for The Underline was unveiled in 2015. The project aims to transform 10 miles underneath the elevated Metrorail tracks into a linear park. It is being funded with a mix of donations and public funds.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Build the underline, and build safe ways to cross the major Avenues along the way.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Connect it to the bay walk, and to the Venetian Causeway to provide a safe, fun, continuous route to ride from South Miami to Miami Beach.

No.
No.

Aka can the City and State stop pointing fingers at one another and repaint the god damn cross walk at 7th street under the metro rail (near American social). It was there before, and the signs still exist, just no striping after the road was resurfaced. I’m tired of legally crossing the street and nearly being hit while angry Miami drivers flip me off and yell obscenities.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Call your local commissioner, Ken Russell. That’s the only way to get things done in Miami.

No.
No.

“Let’s start with the most useless and pointless installation first!”

– Underline

Anonymous
Anonymous

And let’s also note that this is located inside the gated Elementary school. It’s not even in the Underline.

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

Tough crowd.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It represents the worm the metrorail appeared to be into the butterfly underline will transform it into. See?

Anonymous
Anonymous

How cute. Love this ideas. Bringing more green to cities.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This idea* Oops My bad. Please don’t hate me

marc
marc

No! I hate you

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ouch!

Anonymous
Anonymous

GFT 🦋🦋🦋🧚🏽‍♀️🦋🦋🦋

Ex-Londoner now in 33132
Ex-Londoner now in 33132

Butterly garden in Miami—glorious, think outside the box idea. Hope it’s as wonderful and well-run as one up in Coconut Creek, which I’ve taken my British visitors too many times.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ridiculous, it’s not at all part of the Underline, it’s not under the line. Great way to diminish an already ridiculously overhyped project. Maybe they should start instead with removing the weed covered pile of construction rubble just north of SW 8th that has been rotting there for years.

The Underline
The Underline

There are a lot of comments here! 1. the crossing at SW 7th will be restored and vastly improved. 2. connecting north, south, east and west is an important goal and one we are working on. 3. Underline construction will begin late this year and will take at least 18 months to build (opening in 2020). The partnership with Southside Elementary is very important and is one crosswalk away from The Underline. Students will be big users of the future Underline and planting a pop up butterfly garden on their campus will teach the children, in a hands on way, the importance of environment and sustainability. The school will maintain the garden. We will also develop a curriculum about pollinators and host plant which will model our curriculum on The Underline when built. The students, teachers and administration are very excited about this little garden project. 4. As for existing condition of Metrorail, please communicate with Miami Dade County Dept. of Transportation and Public Works. Once The Underline is built, The Underline will be maintained by a private non-profit. 5. For anyone who thinks The Underline is a bad idea, we encourage you to find out more at theunderline.org, join… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

I really do hope this is successful but I do have lots of doubts. Politicians have shown zero interest in Metrorail/Underline path for decades. Accumulation of Garbage, dark and no maintenance to area, plus the large homeless population. It is not an area anyone wants to spend time at or walk by unless they have no choice. SW 1st Ave is very dangerous for pedestrians. Again, wish you the best but expectations very low especially since all the town halls and community participation has been such a long time ago and no progress made

The Underline
The Underline

Thanks for your thoughtful response. We believe the transformation of the space will change the public’s and the politicians’ approach to public spaces. Please stay in touch. We want to do an incredible job for you and others in our community.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Impressive answer, hope it’s a big success. It’s hard to maintain hope in a city that doesn’t value parks, trees, and natural beauty.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Love it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I have no idea Butterflies are attracted to mulch!

Anony
Anony

Moths maybe

Acere!
Acere!

AWESOME!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

nice

Anonymous
Anonymous

I hope the Metrorail pillars are made as inaccessible to people as possible, or covered in foliage or painted to blend in with the landscapes to stop lowlifes graffiting.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What’s to keep them from doing it now?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Exactly, it sucks. So if we’re going to improve it, clean it up.