2014 Theme: Pollinators!
From butterflies to bees, birds to beetles, the dynamic relationship of flowering plants and their animal pollinators is the subject of this year’s new interpretive theme. Visit us this season to see and learn about Maine’s fascinating diversity of wild pollinators – and of course the various beautiful blooms that sustain them!
In the Gardens, learn to design a butterfly garden or accompany a biologist to observe pollinating insects in the day – or night! In the Story Barn, discover tales and activities about bugs – then creep, crawl or fly out and through the nearby Pollinator Learning Garden, including Monarch butterflies raised in the Children’s Garden Greenhouse earlier this summer. In the Education Center, contemplate art and photography inspired by pollination or attend a lecture on hummingbird ecology. Whatever your age or interest, you’ll find numerous ways to explore the interconnectedness of plants and these charismatic and critical members of our fauna.