Young gardeners make a place for pollinators

If you like bees and butterflies, then you’ll like our new Pollinator Garden. Kids from the Early Childhood Program, led by nature educator Niki Espy, updated the garden just outside our front door with new marigolds and other species that help pollinators do their important work. Before planting, the kids turned compost from our backyard and broke up the clumps to make good soft soil for the plantings. Along the way they found critters – a centipede, an earthworm – and noticed that Wisconsin’s natural clay soil can be a good substitute for Play-Dough. When you visit or drop off your kids, take a moment to appreciate their work!

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