Monday, June 5, 2017

Donate A Native Plant: Pollinator Appreciation Day!

Feed Pollinators! Donate a Native Plant. By Saige Patti, summer intern.

Calling all gardeners and nature lovers! National Pollinator Week (June 19-25th) is a time to honour the bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other beneficial insects that play an essential role in our natural ecosystems (most of which would collapse without them!).

On June 22nd, the Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project invites you to Donate A Native Plant: Pollinator Appreciation Day. Celebrate our pollinators, by giving your native species plants a new home at Land’s Inlet Nature Garden Site.

Located in Hamilton’s North End, Land’s Inlet Nature Project is part of an initiative working to naturalize this inner city public space, and create a pollinator paradise of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and other native species plants to attract and provide food and shelter for pollinators.

This site is in need of native species plants to fill it in further, and keep pollinators happy! In donating and helping us plant pollinator-friendly habitat, we will all enjoy more birds, butterflies and other living things, cooling shade in the summer, better air to breathe and less noise from traffic.

At the event you’ll also learn more about pollinators through fun games, such as spinning the Pollinator Trivia Wheel (did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat depends on pollinators?).

Bring a native plant and receive a special gift while supplies last. The pollinators will thank you!

Don’t miss out:
What: Celebrating Pollinators Day
When: June 22nd 7:00-8:00pm
Where: On Simcoe St. E., just west of the tracks at Wellington St. N.

This is a  child-friendly event.  Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Jen Baker, Project Coordinator at land@hamiltonnature.org or phone 905 549 0900