Pollinator Garden again busily abuzz

wildflower gardenIt was heart-breaking this past April to find the Broad Ripple Park Pollinator Garden razed, with thriving native wildflowers cut back all the way to the ground. Adding to the sorrowful sight, the signs asking people to not disturb the plants in any fashion and identifying the garden as a Monarch Waystation all were gone.

wildflower gardenThanks to the diligent efforts of volunteers, particularly our Master Gardeners Kate and Sue, the garden is rebounding in silent testimony to the resilience of native plants. This recovery included purchasing multiple new plants and replacing all of the signage.

The garden is again flourishing and welcoming hundreds of insect pollinators large and small, from bees to butterflies. The photos show mature native wildflowers and new replacement signs.

wildflower garden

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