Attracting Pollinators Will Be Focus of Spring “Your Wild Yard” Series

Attracting Pollinators Will Be Focus of Spring “Your Wild Yard” Series


The Mercer County Naturalist Department will host their spring edition of the “Your Wild Yard” series with a focus on the art of attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your own backyard. 

The public is invited, on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. to the Historic Hunt Barn at Mercer Meadows, to establish techniques for planting your own native pollinator garden. Begin with learning the impact of pollinators and the environment around you, followed by a trip to the Reed Bryan Farm for hands-on renovations and planting. Wear long pants, a hat and footwear that can get dirty. Gloves and gardening tools will be provided.

Participants will leave with a seed packet to begin their own pollinator garden at home. This program costs $5 per person. Registration is required; please call (609) 888-3218 or follow this link: GPS address for the Hunt Barn is 197 Blackwell Road, Pennington, N.J.

The Mercer County Naturalist Department offers a variety of programs and activities for adults, children and families. Offerings include hikes, birdwatching, hands-on programming and visits to wetlands, grasslands, streams, lakes and more. For programming and information on the Nature Programs, please visit


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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.


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