Next time you visit Liberty Science Center, be sure to check out our three beautiful new pollinator gardens!
Located adjacent to the Science Center on the path from the Liberty State Park Light Rail, these pollinator gardens will provide nourishment and shelter for bees, birds, and other pollinators, as well as make the visit to LSC more pleasant for all guests.
Plants and pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats) go hand in hand, and our environment relies on both to maintain a healthy ecosystem. Visitors to LSC know that we host three active honeybee colonies. As busy as the bees are, finding pollen to make honey and nourish their community can be hard work!
LSC staff devised a plan through which three pollinator gardens could be created and a major walkway to LSC could be cleaned and beautified. When a team from the Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks program learned of our plan, they approved a grant to fund the project and provided 25 volunteers to help us clean the area and plant the gardens.
Toadshade Wildflowers Farm provided valuable guidance in selecting plants that are local to our region. Local plants are a key factor to the garden’s success as they will attract local pollinators and are best suited for survival in this area.
Huge thanks to all who stepped in to make the pollinator gardens possible! If you spot pollinators as you pass through the gardens during your next visit to LSC, let us know what you see by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.