We will pair up with Four Harbors Audubon Society to tend to native habitat gardens at some of the local library branches. Due to having the assistance of our hard-working volunteers over the years, library visitors and staff are always excited to see these beautiful blooming flowers attracting wildlife right outside their windows. Come pitch in to help us maintain these expansive gardens in our community!
Native plants are important to us in so many ways, many of which we don’t realize. This year, we will take this project to the next level by investigating ecological relationships. This will consist of surveying which plant types attract the most pollinators and how insects are using leaves and/or flowers (eating leaves, drinking nectar, shelter, interactions). If we compile our observations among the various locations we may learn a thing or two about which plants seem to be the most popular! This provides a great opportunity for community science.
We will meet in front of the Smithtown Library- Kings Park Building on Church St.
What to bring/further instructions:
- Water bottle
- Pair of garden gloves
- Clothing: long pants, high socks (in case of ticks), long sleeves, sneakers- clothing may get a little dirty