Youngsters Try Their Hand at Pollinator Garden Design

Yerenice and Cynthia's interpretation of a pollinator garden.

Yerenice and Cynthia’s interpretation of a pollinator garden.

This year at the Clackamas County Fair, kids of all ages displayed their creative ideas for designing a pollinator garden. The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District provided information on the importance of pollinators, bee identification, and building nesting boxes. Fair goers had six chances to win a locally made mason bee nesting box.

However, the biggest attraction was a felt board complete with small cut-outs of flowers, shrubs, water sources, brush piles, and all the components of good native pollinator habitat…plus pollinators like small bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Many children and adults spent a lot of time creating their interpretation of good pollinator habitat.

Two of our young creators Yerenice and Cynthia gave it their all TWICE.

Thanks to all who participated in the 2013 Clackamas County Fair!

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