This week, Luke, Sophie, and Amelia donated Milkweed seeds to the association for the pollinator landscaping that is being installed in the Blackfoot Hollow area.
With assistance from their Mom Lynze, they harvested seeds from their own pollinator garden. Once they heard that maintenance had plans to install a pollinator garden, they were eager to help!
The pollinator landscape is being installed along the drainage swale that runs from Blackfoot Hollow to the Marina. This is one of the final stages of restoring this park area.
On Wednesday October 9th, maintenance planted the seeds for the pollinator bed. The seed mix is a wildflower mix that consist of 15 perennial wildflowers that will provide food for bees and butterflies. The addition of the Milkweed seed is very important as it provides food for all stages of the life cycle of Monarch butterflies.
It usually takes 2-4 years for wildflowers to reach full potential. In saying that, we do expect to see plants blooming in 2020.
Thank you Lynze, Luke, Sophie, and Amelia! We appreciate your interest, time, and efforts!!