Bees and butterflies, right this way

Norah and Avery Vandenbrink joined the Plantings for Pollinators crew along the Port of Newcastle shoreline on Saturday morning. Community volunteers planted 400 seedlings along the shoreline and 300 in the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area. Since 2017 volunteers have planted 2700 Pollinator and Milk-weed plants along the Port of Newcastle shoreline and in Samuel Wilmot Nature Area, thanks to generous annual grants from Ontario Power Generation. What you will see: Liatris spicata (Blazing Star); Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple cone flower); Monarda fistulosa (Wild bergamot); Rudbeckia hirta; (Black-eyed Susan); Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed); Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster); and the Common Milkweed.

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