The Pollinator Garden is a Success!
Last spring Farrington Nature Linc held a Volunteer Work Day to get ready for our summer program. Fifteen members of the First Parish Lincoln church spent an afternoon helping us with trail clearing and with preparing the garden beds in front of our barn for a new Pollinator Garden. We wanted to be able to have a garden, near the parking lot where our visitors get off the bus, that would not only look beautiful but would attract a wide range of pollinators. The beds we were working on were filled with weeds and the dirt was right up against the foundation of our activity barn. The goal of the garden prep was to contain the garden inside raised beds (to protect the barn foundation), to clear the beds of weeds and prepare for planting perennials and herbs.
The slideshow below shows the garden at the end of the work day and goes right through to closeups of an abundance of honeybees in the garden in September. Brianne, our program director, reports that the new gardens were full of pollinator activity all summer from bees to moths to hummingbirds! It was a treat for all to see!