Late Summer 2022 Snapshots From Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Garden

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In late 2008, I planted a demonstration pollinator garden at Chatham Mills to provide forage from early spring to late fall for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects. The garden features over 225 unique species of perennials, 85% of which are native to North Carolina. The garden is a great teaching tool that I use to conduct workshops and tours for hundreds of folks each year. It has taught me so much and I enjoy sharing this knowledge with others.

Below you can see photos of the pollinator garden from mid-August through early September. There were over 50 species in bloom in early September! Each photo has a caption with details about the image.

Visit the Pollinator Garden website.

Register for a Fall Tour of the Pollinator Paradise Garden.

hummingbird moth on thistle

Hummingbird moth nectaring on native field thistle. Photo by Debbie Roos.

black swallowtail chrysalis on fennel stem

Black swallowtail chrysalis on bronze fennel. Photo by Debbie Roos.

black swallowtail caterpillar

Black swallowtail caterpillar on bronze fennel. Photo by Debbie Roos.

tiger swallowtail butterfly on buttonbush

Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Awe-inspiring bloom of native purple passionflower

Awe-inspiring bloom of native purple passionflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

robber fly

Robber fly, a.k.a. bee panther, on buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

rattlesnake master and obedient plant

Rattlesnake master backed by obedient plant. Photo by Debbie Roos.

purple berries on American beautyberry

American beautyberry berries starting to turn in late summer. Photo by Debbie Roos.

green lynx spider

Green lynx spider. Photo by Debbie Roos.

great blue lobelia

Great blue lobelia with oxeye daisy. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Carolina anole

Carolina anole on swamp rose mallow. Photo by Debbie Roos.

wasp on horsemint

Katydid wasp on spotted horsemint. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Carolina anole

Juvenile Carolina anole temporarily caught in spider web on flowering spurge (it broke free moments later). Photo by Debbie Roos.

spring peeper on cup plant

Spring peeper on cup plant. Photo by Debbie Roos.

male and female green lynx spiders

Male green lynx spider (top) pursuing a female to mate. Photo by Debbie Roos.

flower buds of swamp rose mallow

Flower buds of swamp rose mallow. Photo by Debbie Roos.

writing spider

Black and yellow garden spider. Photo by Debbie Roos.

writing spider egg sac

Egg sac of black and yellow garden spider. Photo by Debbie Roos.

mating wheel bugs

Mating wheel bugs, North Carolina’s largest assassin bugs, on spicebush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

spurred butterfly pea vine bloom

Spurred butterfly pea vine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

digger wasp on yellow passionflower

Golden-reined digger wasp on yellow passionflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

variegated fritillary chrysalis

Variegated fritillary butterfly chrysalis. Photo by Debbie Roos.

variegated fritillary butterfly

This variegated fritillary butterfly just eclosed (emerged) from the chrysalis in the previous photo. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie Email Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
Updated on Sep 13, 2022
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