In early 2023, a crew of group volunteers got here collectively, together with members of the Arivaca Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB), to create a linked pathway of habitat gardens for butterflies, bees, and different pollinators within the small village of Arivaca, AZ. Along with rising pollinator gardens, this mission is rising native data on learn how to present good habitat for pollinators by way of its academic signage, brochures, free. lessons, a mural, and extra.
We’re very grateful to the Endangered Species Coalition for offering mission funding by way of their Pollinator Companions Program, and to the TAB teenagers who’ve raised funds by way of making nature crafts! This has enabled the volunteer crew to construct raised-bed gardens crammed with native flowering shrubs and perennials at 5 native companies this 12 months and so as to add extra native perennials to the library and dancehall gardens, which have been all immediately visited by a number of species of pollinators.
In late summer time, the Endangered Species Coalition, ESA@50, and the Arivaca Dancehall funded the creation of a phenomenal mural to have fun the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. The mural wraps round a constructing in the course of the dancehall’s pollinator backyard and depicts bats, butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and different desert wildlife of their pure habitat.
Plans are to construct not less than two extra pollinator gardens on primary road within the coming 12 months, together with a number of giant pollinator beds contained in the city’s new public park. Who is aware of how far this pollinator pathway will lead!
We’re so grateful to the Endangered Species Coalition, ESA@50, and the Arivaca group for supporting this mission. For extra data, pictures, and lists of the pollinator crops that thrive on this high-elevation desert area, go to the Arivaca Pollinator Pathway web site.