This resource was a collaborative effort on behalf of the Duke Farms Education team.
At Duke Farms, August marks Monarch and Meadow Month as we focus on the multitude of magnificent stories of the interactions between and among this biodiverse ecosystem. The monarch butterfly is certainly one of the featured creatures, but as the month unfolds, you will soon discover through activities, lesson plans, videos, book links, and creative resources, much more about why our meadows need to be maintained and preserved.
We've talked about how seeding native plants in a great way to support naturally-occurring ecosystems in your areas. Native plants provide sustenance for all sorts of animals and preserve the biodiversity of an area. Through our Bee-Friendly Flowers series and other resources, you might be familiar with what species to plant. This resource introduces learners to a hands-on, interactive way to scatter seeds. Learn about seed bombs and how they make a fun surprise come blooming season.
Photo courtesy of Kyle Books.