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Jun
22

Pollinator-Friendly Yards (Part of the DuPage Monarch Project Pollinator Activities)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
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Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour

We have something special planned for this official Pollinator Activity.  There will be three pollinator-friendly sites open to view (in any order) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  All three locations will close and a fourth location will open at 3:00pm.  At each location, visitors will receive a raffle ticket.  There will be a drawing at 4:00pm, and lucky winners will receive plugs of native plants! 

Open between 1:00 and 3:00  (all locations are in Lombard):
19w141 Rochdale Circle - This 1 acre property in Lombard is in year two of a natural areas restoration project emphasizing pollinator plants and oak trees. Hundreds of invasive trees and countless invasive plants have been removed and native seeds, plants and trees have replaced them - with all of the work being done by the homeowners themselves.
355 E Parkside Ave, Shelden Park Historic Homestead - The grounds in front of “The Oldest Home in Lombard” was planted by the Lombard Garden Club.  The parking lot is not large, so park on Grace Street or find parking in the aquatics area or library east of Grace Street.
309 S Stewart Ave - This (mostly) traditional garden is slowly being changed from turf to garden beds with native perennials.  Over the past three years, approximately 600 square feet has been converted, with the most recent being the parkway.  The homeowner has a mix of natives and non-natives and has intentionally used a majority of native plants since 2021.

Open 3:00 to 5:00:
704 S Charlotte Street - A feast for the senses!  This yard was converted from lawn grass to an amazing array of areas that show rain water management, prairie and savannah plants, and a pond.  Very pollinator-friendly, with an emphasis on Monarch-friendly.

The raffle prizes are graciously donated by Prairie Winds Native Plants.

Click here to view all the pollinator activities hosted by the DuPage Monarch Project to celebrate Pollinator Week.

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