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Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale at Mercer Botanic Gardens Bookmark

Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Support local and migrating pollinators in your community while adding color to your fall landscape! Discover caterpillar- and butterfly-host plants during Mercer’s Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East Side Gardens.

These plants not only provide a critical food source for bees and butterflies, they also add beauty to the landscape. Be on the lookout for these pollinator favorites at the plant sale:

• Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa): Monarch caterpillar host plant
• White-veined Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata): Pipevine swallowtail caterpillar host plant
• Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea): Attracts a variety of pollinators

Other amusements include face painting, an observation honeybee hive, games, music, photo opportunities, and more. Festival-goers can attend hourly presentations on pollinators starting at 10:15 a.m., visit booths and exhibits, view an array of pollinator-themed scarecrows, and check out books onsite in the Library Quiet Zone.

A master gardener will also be available to answer your gardening questions.



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