Bird, Bee & Butterfly garden update
By Lisa Eastick, Literacy Enrichment Teacher, Plant Whisperer
If you haven’t taken a peek at our Montessori Bird, Bee & Butterfly Garden recently, it would be worth a trip to the Elementary courtyard to see what’s in bloom. This week, we had some fun re-creating the picture of the garden (taken in the late spring) that is on the cover of the current Year at a Glance.
The plan is to add pollinator-attracting perennials to the garden each year. Last spring, the Elementary students planted milkweed, shasta daisy and delphinium seeds in trays that were nurtured in the greenhouse. When ready, these plants were transplanted into the Bird, Bee & Butterfly Garden.
The Elementary students are in the process of registering the garden as an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation with Monarch Watch. Not only is our garden a means of preserving Monarch habitats, but a living practical resource for the scientific study of ecology.
Come check out what’s blooming and buzzing in our Bird, Bee & Butterfly Garden, and stay tuned for ‘growing’ news about our Montessori Gardens.
Here’s a link to a short video of a bee enjoying our Japanese anemones: https://www.facebook.com/MontessoriAcademyofLondon/videos/475342243015609/