‘Making Your Garden a True Home for Pollinators’

Published 11:51 am Monday, June 19, 2023

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Free lecture presented by Conserving Carolina


MILL SPRING–A free lecture entitled, “Making Your Garden a True Home for Pollinators,” presented by Kim Bailey of Milkweed Meadows, will take place on Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.

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Explore the life cycles and habitat needs of native bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds while learning to create a garden that’s not just friendly to pollinators, but irresistible! Kim Bailey (AKA “nectar bartender and pollinator chef” at Milkweed Meadows Farm) will share secret ingredients and recipes for serving up a bountiful buffet from spring through fall. 

The key is not just providing nectar-producing plants to attract adult pollinators who will fly by for a quick sip and then move along. You also want to offer a menu to entice pollinators to stick around and make your garden their home. This means growing critical plants, such as milkweed, and flowers with “carryout pollen” to cater to picky eaters!

Bailey will also be bringing a selection of native plants for purchase following the presentation. 

This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve.  Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit Conserving Carolina’s website and calendar tab at conservingcarolina.org/calendar.

The next program at Walnut Creek Preserve will be held on July 15, when Colleen Olfenbuttel, of the  NC Wildlife Resources Commission will present, “Armadillos! North Carolina’s Newest Wild Resident.” 

For more information about Walnut Creek Preserve, visit walnutcreekpreserve.com.  Please note, Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation. Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center is located at 179 Conservatory Lane in Mill Spring.

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit, www.conservingcarolina.org.


Submitted by Pam Torlina