4-H Youth and Habitat Discovery

This morning Soni and I taught 4-H youth about pollinators in the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat. All week our office is hosting Clover College. For our Habitat Discovery session, youth did nature journaling, planted native plants in the habitat, planted sunflower seeds, installed a bee water source and made bee nesting tubes bundles for the bee nest box structure and insect hotel. At the end of the session the youth made nature journals and took home their own bee nest box to put in their landscape. Spending time educating youth about pollinators was a great way to finish Pollinator Week!

MJ

Youth journaling in habitat.

Youth journaling in habitat.

Boys on new bench in habitat.

Boys on new bench in habitat.

Nature journaling in habitat.

Nature journaling in habitat.

Youth with their new bee houses to take home.

Youth with their new bee houses to take home.

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About MJ Frogge

UNL Extension Horticulturist Lancaster County

3 thoughts on “4-H Youth and Habitat Discovery

    • Absolutely! The small nest boxes the kids took home were just scrap lumber that I drilled two sizes of holes scattered around the face of the blocks – and drilled about 6″ deep. We have information on the Web site at http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/bees.shtml. The resources “Attracting Pollinators to Your Landscape” and “Creating a Solitary Bee Hotel” from Nebraska Extension both have detailed directions. The Web site also has a live view of the Cherry Creek Pollinator Habitat. Enjoy! We love doing this and I’m sure you will too.

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