Two Pollinator Garden Tours in August!

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mating black thread-waisted wasps on mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Mating black thread-waisted wasps on mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving two tours in August of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro: on Wednesday August 10 at 5:30 p.m. and on Monday August 15 at 10:00 a.m. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.

No registration is required…just meet on the lawn in front of Chatham Marketplace at the appropriate time, rain or shine! The garden is looking great and has over 65 different species in bloom this week.

You can view photos of the garden on Extension’s Growing Small Farms website.

The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The “What’s in Bloom” section of the garden website features snapshots of the garden as well as photos of all the plants currently in bloom.

I also posted the garden tour schedule on the website in case you can’t make this month’s tour – I will be doing them monthly through October.

2016 Pollinator Garden Tour & Workshop Schedule

Based on feedback I added more tours this year on different days and times of the week to make it easier for people with busy schedules to attend.

 I hope to see you there!