About our Pollinator Habitat
Thanks to grants from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, as well as Pollination Guelph, GHS is establishing approximately 12,400 sq ft of pollinator habitat, located in four areas on our property – which is adjacent to a 165 acre environmental reserve.
The goals of this pollinator project are:
- to enhance local biodiversity
- to positively impact local pollinator populations
- to provide food, nesting and wintering habitats supporting all life stages of pollinators
The pollinator habitat will also provide an opportunity for education and awareness through GHS special programming and educational signage. In fact, much of this project can be visited and enjoyed by the public – not only on our property, but also while using the public trail system that goes along our fence.
Thanks to our granters:
What is planted?
GHS has planted more roughly 1,500 shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials. (This does not include the native trees that have also been planted.)
Shrubs – a total of 383 shrubs have been planted
Ornamental Grasses and Perennials – a total of 1191 items have been planted
Click here to view the GHS Pollinator Species List, with information on all of the species planted on our property.
Pollinator Week 2021
For Pollinator Week 2021 (June 21-27), GHS hosted a virtual field trip for students. “Wild about Pollinators!” is now available on-demand for the public, or students and educators who could not attend the live event. The video is available using the same link.