Join UR Bee Campus for native pollinator planting over Meliora Weekend

Have you heard the buzz? A new UR Bee Campus Committee pollinator planting event is coming up! Join committee members and volunteers on Friday, October 6, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to plant over 400 native pollinator plants. The installation is happening between Trustee Lot and South Bridge Lot on the River Campus. See map below for event location.

Free food truck vouchers for Meliora Weekend will be given out to all those who help plant!

Plants have been donated by National Wildlife Federation and in partnership with Garden For Wildlife to expand quality native habitats for people, pollinators, and wildlife. University Grounds and Horticulture is also providing native pollinators and oversees the planting installation, along with student leaders. Donated plants include:

Oxeye Sunflower
Virginia Mountain Mint
Little Bluestem Grass
Foxglove Beardtongue
Purple Coneflower
Grayleaf Goldenrod
Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Purple Lovegrass
Black Eyed Susan
Orange Butterfly Milkweed
Smooth Blue Aster
Rough Blazing Star
Anise Hyssop

“Bee” sure to fly on over and help build more native habitats on campus!

image with map of planting location: between Trustee Lot and Bridge Lot

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