New Pollinator Garden Opening!
Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the Grand Opening of a new Pollinator Garden, located near the Cicada Pavilion at LLELA. The Pollinator Garden provides a great opportunity to view North Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers. The garden will also give a boost to our native pollinators by encouraging the plants they depend on. Populations of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in steep decline across the United States due to loss of habitat, overuse of insecticides and other environmental issues. Without these often unappreciated creatures, about 75 percent of our flowering plants and crops would not develop fruit or seeds.
Though it is new, the garden is already full of life. A variety of butterflies have been documented, including swallowtails, monarchs, queens, sulphurs, pearl crescents, buckeyes, emperors, question marks, red admirals, fritillaries and others. Along with the butterflies and bees, the garden has been buzzing with volunteer activity, as the project is almost entirely a volunteer effort, led by Master Gardener Rosemary Carrizales. LLELA is grateful to the dedicated volunteers who have made the Pollinator Garden a reality!
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)
201 Jones Street, Lewisville, TX 75057
972-219-3930 Event website
Cost: $5 Admission
9:30am — Ribbon cutting and welcome
10:00am — Wildflower walk in the garden
10:30am — Pollinator talk/walk in the garden
11:00am — Butterfly walk
9:30—11:30am Kids can make a Pollinator Pal at our craft station
Admission to LLELA is $5/person; children 5 years and younger are free. LLELA’s entrance is at 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, TX 75057.