What a terrific work crew this morning! This was our final workday to install the new native shade plant demonstration garden at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. This energetic crew installed about 200 plants of twelve different species, all designed to promote pollinators and propagation of native plants in shady environments. We also installed an educational sign, which has a brochure box attached for visitors to learn more about the specific plants found here and how to potentially plant these in their own shady yards to support wildlife.
We had nine Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 66, plus parents, join us, as they worked toward their Conservation Good Turn Award. In addition, we had two teens from Holly Springs High School working with us today, our NCWF representative, regular chapter members, and other volunteers. Support for the project was great from Bass Lake Park, as always! We started with an interactive education session about pollinators, plus a very special pollinator specimen collection, which everyone really enjoyed. The kids were then taught how to properly plant, and it was a flurry of activity from there!