A Bug’s Life


Even the tiny creatures have an important job in our ecosystem. Last week at Wilton Place, we got to know our bug’s life a little better. There are some bugs that plant’s consider friends; for example honeybees and butterflies helpful pollinators. Although garden pest can be bit of a hassle for some plants they even play an important role because they are food for some of our other garden buddies like birds, garden spiders and lady bugs.

Students got a chance to explore the bugs roles through a game very similar to freeze tag, where some students where garden friends, somewhere foes and others where flowers


The garden pest would freeze our busy flowers while the garden friends would unfreeze them.

Students then took a look closely in the garden and witness some very busy and small critters in our garden.



Ranger Christina

Christina Perez

Christina began her career in Urban Agriculture Development as an Urban Garden Educator in Portland, ME. She has recently moved to South LA, to take the tools and knowledge she has acquired to aid in dismantling the food apartheid.
“I firmly believe that educating youth is the best way to enact change. If people are aware of their options, they are more apt to make better choices. Which insures a healthy and happy future.”
She also works for RootDownLA managing food distribution systems and a food production garden. She actively works in food justice and feels that it an intersectional bridge towards a better life for all people.