The mission of the Friends of the Pollinator Meadow is to maintain a space dedicated to the preservation and protection of native pollinators.
"Isn’t one bee just like any other?"
Surprisingly, many native bees, like several kinds of bumblebees, are endangered in Maynard and throughout the Eastern part of Massachusetts. Learn how to recognize them here: https://beecology.wpi.edu/website/learn.
"Butterflies and other insects are also endangered here and countrywide. How did this happen?"
"How can I help?"
- The Meadow is buzzing and plants and insects are thriving! Come see native plants in all their natural beauty. Weekly “Weeding Bees” continue at the Pollinator Meadow Tuesdays from 4-6 pm (no Sundays for the present). If you would like more info please follow us on Facebook The Maynard Pollinator Meadow at ArtSpace.
- Renowned native bee expert Dr. Robert Gegear visited the meadow and made recommendations for plantings & identified some very cool native bumblebees in the garden. Check out one of his citizen science projects at beecology.org, where people can record and locate native bee pictures!
Since the Pollinator Meadow shares property with ArtSpace, we felt it would be important to have art in the Meadow. Many thanks to the contributing artists:
Dr. Robert Gegear & Garden Manager Lisa Heffley in front of the Pollinator Meadow.
Click the image to download our flyer.
Bee Balm & Echinacea in bloom.