Citizen Science Pollinator Count at Butterfly Landing in Pine Point Park, August 2019

Citizen scientists in a three year observation study to identify populations of pollinators at protected habitat restoration area in Pine Point Park. Pollinator Friendly Alliance volunteers and partners planted and seeded 14 acres to increase nectar and host plants for butterflies. Let’s see if populations increase alongside their companion plants.

Restored prairie

Restored prairie

Small carpenter bee on butterfly weed

Small carpenter bee on butterfly weed

bumble bee on goldenrod, snowberry clearwing on bergamot, banded garden spider

bumble bee on goldenrod, snowberry clearwing on bergamot, banded garden spider

viceroy butterfly, butterflies and moths lay low in the grasses

viceroy butterfly, butterflies and moths lay low in the grasses


eastern tailed blue butterfly

eastern tailed blue butterfly