Several of our employees and their families marked Earth Day by spending a few hours in the Cape Sandy Quarry Pollinator Habitat last Saturday, working together to get the garden ready for the growing season.  The volunteers, led by Sustainability Manager Wenona Fosselman, weeded, planted, spread mulch, and shared many laughs in the process!

Did You Know?  The Cape Sandy Quarry Pollinator Habitat Garden was started last summer and contains Indiana native plants that attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Why are Pollinator Habitat Gardens so important to our world?  Well, according to the Indiana Native Plant Society, adding even a few native plants to your landscaping or garden can:

add to the resources that support local wildlife;
build landscape corridors in our communities to counter habitat fragmentation;
help storm water percolate safely into the soil rather than running superheated into rivers and streams;
garden more sustainably, with less watering and fertilizing;
create growing spaces that honor your state’s rich natural heritage;
make gardening easier, because native plants will tolerate & thrive in your plant hardiness zone.

If you’re interested in learning more about plants that are native to your state, visit the National Wildlife Federation’s Native Plant Finder and search by zip code.