As part of the celebration of Pollinator Week, a ribbon cutting will be held at the new Pollinator Garden in the Ladd Arboretum on Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
Because it will include a lady bug and butterfly release, the event is scheduled to take place in the evening when pests are at moderate levels.
There is increasing evidence that many pollinators are in decline. To encourage pollinator diversity and abundance, Evanston Ecology Center staff worked with the Pollinator Partnership through Burt’s Bees to build the Pollinator Garden.
The garden is located by the raised beds visible from McCormick Blvd. east of the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. and east of the bird sanctuary. The Ecology Center will serve as the rain site.
For more information, call 847-448-8256 or 311.