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Pollinator Meadow Volunteer Day

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

How do you move an acre of plastic and plant an acre of native seeds? With little wind (hopefully), plenty of sun and lots of hands.

Pollinator Meadow Volunteer Request:  Plastic Removal, Plastic Movement, and Seed and Straw Spreading

Wednesday, 2 November 2022, 12-4pm

Rain Date: Friday,  (Need dry weather for seed spreading): 4 November 2022

(Go\No Go will be sent out on Tuesday afternoon based on weather).

Activities include:

  1. Removal and movement of rocks and timbers to keep plastic down
  2. Pulling of weeds which grew between the plastic
  3. Moving and securing plastic in new areas or folding it for storage and use elsewhere
  4. Raking out area to be seeded and removing roots, litter, and duff
  5. Spreading new native seed and sand mixture
  6. Rolling and pressing in seeds for germination (soil compaction)
  7. Spreading straw
  8. Do the native seed germination dance 🙂

If you are interested and can attend either the day planned or the rain day, please email T. Parker Schuerman.

Why a pollinator meadow? The demonstration pollinator meadow engages and educates local community members and collaborators in site preparation, seeding, and the ongoing maintenance of accessible fields planted with native grasses and wildflowers.  Bees and other pollinators are essential components of NH’s agricultural systems and natural ecosystems. These species rely on abundant sources of pollen and nectar for survival. By planting bee gardens and flowering meadows, we can help support this critical natural resource. Workshops for landowners to learn about the mechanics of successfully establishing pollinator habitat on their property are planned and monitoring for pollinator usage of the meadows will engage citizen scientists of all ages.

Details

Date:
November 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Venue

McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Phone:
603-224-9909
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Organizer

Parker Schuerman
Phone:
603-224-9909
Email:
pschuerman@nhaudubon.org