Having your own pollinator garden is like having your own outdoor classroom. The life that native wildflowers attract to your yard is both breathtaking and an opportunity for young and old to connect with and learn about the natural world.
During my installations and maintenance visits I hope you and your family will want to learn about the plants and pollinators that you'll be helping. I will provide pictures and information about each of the species of wildflowers used in your planting in addition to insect ID guides to familiarize yourself with the pollinators you should expect to see.
I welcome the community to my public pollinator garden educationals held multiple times a year at pollinator gardens I have installed and to the annual fall monarch migration butterfly release held at the Monarch Waystation along the Black Mountain Greenway .
Want to learn about meadow ecology, native plants & pollinators? Contact me about joining me to help with garden maintenance or volunteer to assist with an installation at one of my current sites. You can email me directly or join the Monarch Waystations of Black Mountain Facebook group to learn about regular workdays and volunteer opportunities.
Monarch Waystation Tour Saturday June 17th 10 am to Noon
As part of
Bee City USA Pollination Celebration
Join Emily Sampson, of Patchwork Meadows and Black Mountain Recreation and Park's garden coordinator, to tour 4 Monarch Waystations in Black Mountain. We will meet at the most recently created waystation at the Black Mountain Primary School and then travel by bus to 3 other local sites including the Veterans Park Waystation, Lake Tomahawk and the Black Mountain Library to discuss the process of meadow creation and native plant species composition at each site and observe the pollinators that are calling them home.
Tour begins at: Black Mountain Primary School @ 301 East State Street Black Mountain, 28711
Free to All ages
Rearing Monarchs and other caterpillars that you find in your own garden can allow your family to experience the magic and beauty of transformation.
The first step is planting host plants for them to lay eggs.
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