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 with garden maintentce or help with an installation at one of my current sites.
Saturday May 29th at 1pm. Natural History and Pollinator Gardening at the Swannanoa Valley Museum. 223 West State Street in the Garden behind the SV Museum and Black Mountain Center for the Arts.
Pollinator week June 21st thru 27th.
See https://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/pollination-celebration for details.
Saturday June 26th at 12pm. As part of pollinator week I will be participating in the Garden Tour with a talk on on converting your lawn into a naturalized wildflower meadow at the Lake Tomahawk Monarch Waystation. 401 Laurel Circle Drive, Black Mountain. Below the Black Mountain Pool near the Flagpole and Veterans Memorial rock.
Rearing Monarchs and other caterpillars that you find in your own garden can give them a better chance of survival while allowing you and your family experience the magic and beauty of transformation.
Contact me if you would like help finding Caterpillars to raise at home.