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Pollinator Meadow

Flowers are blooming, seeds are ripening, and wildlife is paying attention!

child in pollinator meadow

The Pollinator Meadow is a tapestry of colors and textures, an exuberant mix of grasses and wildflowers. Which ones attract butterflies? Bees? Hummingbirds?

A hand holds a plant stalk in order to look closer at a bud

Seed heads of Indian mallow.

Orange poppies bloom in front of other multi-colored flowers

California poppies, blue-eyed grass, and western redbud.

A swallowtail butterfly on purple verbena

Western tiger swallowtail nectaring on lilac verbena

Educators in a bee and butterfly costume entertain kids at Nature Fest

Museum puppeteers entertain children in the Pollinator Meadow during Nature Fest.

California native bees on purple seaside daisies

Seaside daisy with native bee.

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Seed heads of Indian mallow.

California poppies, blue-eyed grass, and western redbud.

Western tiger swallowtail nectaring on lilac verbena

Museum puppeteers entertain children in the Pollinator Meadow during Nature Fest.

Seaside daisy with native bee.

Things to do and see:
 

  • Take in the explosion of colors offered by California native plants, from orange to pink to purple to green
  • From birds to butterflies and bees . . . count the number of pollinators you see
  • Watch honey bees feasting on pollen