This multi-year project (conceptual plan) which began in 2012, will create almost 9,000 sq. ft. of pollinator habitat on the grounds of Hospice Wellington. Between 2012 and 2015, with the support from various foundations and granting agencies, approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of pollinator-friendly gardens were planted by volunteers.
LOGOS OF FUNDERS
LINK TO ANOTHER PAGE WITH LIST OF PLANTS USED.
Thanks to a major donation from The Gosling Foundation, an additional 4,000+ sq. ft. will be planted in 2016. Native trees, shrubs and flowering perennials will provide food as well as nesting and overwintering sites for pollinating insects and other wildlife.
LINK HERE TO A PAGE WITH PLAN FOR PHASE 5, BEFORE PHOTOS OF THE AREA TO BE PLANTED, AND LIST OF PLANTS
Check out our 'How-to' Videos and Presentations
Over the coming months, we will be updating our YouTube channel with a number of videos and presentations related to our work on pollinators and plants. Some of our most recent videos include:
In this 3 minute presentation, Victoria MacPhail gives us some tips on how to prepare our gardens for fall while keeping in mind our pollinator friends.
Victoria walks us through the first steps to prepare a new pollinator garden using the lasagna method in this 5 minute video.
Building on the last video, Victoria gives us some helpful pointers on how to plant a pollinator garden in this 5 minute video.
Building and Maintaining Bee Boxes/Hotels/Condos
Did you know that some of our solitary bees nest in plant stems or beetle tunnels in wood? The best way of providing habitat for them is to leave hollow or pithy stemmed plant stems in your garden, and some downed branches, stumps, or logs. However, you can also create a bee hotel by bundling stems or drilling holes in wood. But be sure to follow or recommendations, particularly as related to their maintenance. Click here to download our maintenance suggestions.
Other resources include those linked on our "Making Homes for Pollinators" page.
2010 - present
2010 - present