We began our pollinator project at Bethel School on May 18, by picking up our pollinator plants we received from Gardens of the Blue Ridge. We received two of each plant: American Columbine, Butterfly Weed, Blue Indigo, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Pale Purple Conefllower, Rough Blazing Star, Spiked Grayfeather, Cardinal Flower, Blue Lobelia, Wild Bergamot, Black-eyed Susan, Goldenrod, Stiff Goldenrod, Smooth Aster, New England Aster, and Ironweed.
We began our pollinator gardens on May 19 by preparing the sites. With the 7th and 8th grade students we began planting our pollinator gardens and later, with the grade 6 students, installed pollinator habitat and no spray signs.
Click on this link to view the slides our grade 6, 7, and 8 students created with the photos they took of our pollinator plants and their own comments: