As part of our Season of Creation talks series, Susan Burghes spoke about the pollinator garden she created at the back of the church with some help from Joe Rutter. Then, after the service, she met people at the garden to answer questions and to give away seed packets. She had an avid audience of children who had many questions. In preparing for her talk, Susan wrote a short paper, “Natural Biology of the Garden [the garden as biome]” which you can download and read here.
Thank you, Susan, for sharing your knowledge and your work! Don’t forget to read Susan’s article, “Natural Biology of the Garden [the garden as biome]“
And if you want to help pollinator growth in our city parks, consider this opportunity from Columbus Parks and Recreation:
Join Us for Pollinator Field Day Next Month
Are you interested in learning about pollinators, and protecting their habitat? Pollinators are animals that help carry pollen from plant to plant, such as butterflies, bees and birds! Pollinator Field Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the prairie at Whetstone Park. You can volunteer, you will remove invasive species and help maintain the pollinator spaces at the prairie. This family-friendly event will also offer free programming for families where you can learn more about pollinators. Register for your spot to volunteer today; registration is NOT required to join in the educational activities.