What To Know About Pollinators & Their Supporters

These educational markers will help students better understand how non-edible plants–like our native perennials — support our food systems by supporting butterflies and other pollinators. What’s more, they’ll give you clues about which caterpillars you might spy on certain host or nectar plants. Thanks to Lindsay, Nico’s mom, for the great artwork and laminating skills!

What’s in our Amazing Butterfly Garden: A Master List as of October 2015

As of Fall 2015, we have (or may still have): Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamont) Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet honeysuckle vine) Aster Laevis (bluebird) Smooth Blue Aster  Rudbeckia Lacinata Autumn Sun Little bluestem grass (bunchgrass) Liatrus spicata (Blazing star) Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass) Geranium maculatum (Spotted Geranium) Pycanthomum muticum (Mountain Mint)  Showy goldenrod (solidago speciosa) Praire Dropseed (sporobolus

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