The POLLINATOR BERM at Sparrow Field is home to over 100 species of flowering plants that attract nearly 200 documented bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. In addition, dozens of species of birds congregate to nest in nearby trees and thickets, filling the air with their joyful calls. They can be seen feasting on the abundant insects or berries and seeds in the cultivated garden and in the wild field. Much attention is given to the choice of plants for the garden, particularly to providing host plants needed by the various species of butterflies for breeding.
Our goal is to support Pollinators while providing Skidaway Island residents and others with a destination for learning more about native plants and host plants for pollinators of all types. The design of the site is friendly to photographers, artists and nature lovers who enjoy plants, insects and birds. The area also supports ongoing scientific research studying pollinator species at risk, in particular the Monarch Butterfly.
For a list of the current plantings at Sparrow Field click here
New signage installed. There’s lots to see on the interpretive signage just installed at the Sparrow Field, off Bartram Road across from Pettigrew. And there is also a lot to hear. Audio tours can be accessed off the QR codes on the signs. Download a QR code app on your smartphone before you come and pick up the tour on the SCAN FOR MORE INFORMATION circles on the signs. Need help? We’ll post more details in the kiosk at the entry to the field.
The Pollinator Berm at Sparrow Field recorded on August 19, 2022.
(Video Credit: Jorge Gojman)