Pollinators and Plants Make for Family Fun

Changing Seasons Nursery and Landscape manager, Catherine Buchanan, will discuss available plants that are good for pollinators in our area at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) at Idaho State University (ISU).

Do you enjoy apples, squash, or even almonds? Than thank a pollinator because without pollinators, most plants cannot produce fruits or seeds. Some local pollinators include butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Join the IMNH and Changing Seasons on July 9th, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm to learn about plants and pollinators. IMNH interns will help visitors make their own seed mix ($2) for your own backyard pollinator garden.

A single Monarch visited the IMNH Native Plant Garden in 2014.  Native plant gardens help supply travelling Monarchs with the food they need while migrating.

A single Monarch visited the IMNH Native Plant Garden in 2014. Native plant gardens help supply travelling Monarchs with the food they need while migrating.

In addition, visitors can learn how to use the iNaturalist app to record organisms they see in nature. iNaturalist is described as “every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.”