pollinator gardenLocated on the main loop just south of the Insect House, the pollinator garden largely consists of high nectar, long blooming perennials, subshrubs, and butterfly host plants. This is one of the most colorful and fun garden areas on the grounds, particularly from mid-summer to fall. Not only are there many beautiful plants, but there is always a multitude of butterflies, moths, and dozens of other pollinating insects busily visiting the flowers. Hummingbirds frequently dart about. Look more closely and you might see caterpillars feeding on the leaves or a tucked away cocoon.

When you visit, take pictures or make notes and try your own pollinator garden at home. They are beautiful and rewarding and will make your yard and neighborhood more biologically diverse and complex, which, long story short, makes your garden healthier, easier to maintain, and more beautiful.