Butterfly Conservation Meadow
We created a meadow from an old hay field to provide pollenators with much needed food.
Mason Bees Home
We installed blue-orchard mason bee homes to encourage healthy fruit tree pollination on the farm. Mason bees are gentle, non stinging bees that only pollinate. They do not make honey. After emerging from their mud tubes each spring, the short life span of this bee is spent pollinating and laying eggs in a tube. The female lays 4-6 eggs and packs them in mud, like a mason. The mason bee pollinates 100 times more blossoms than one honey bee. We collect the tubes and store them throughout the winter until they hatch again in the spring.
We established a monarch waystation by providing habitat with a variety of nectar and host plants.
For more information go to: monarchwatch.org
Garden for Wildlife
We created a ‘garden for wildlife’ certified by the National Wildlife Federation.”
For more information go to: nwf.org
We have installed and maintain bat houses to promote a healthy bat population. batcon.org