Pollinator Patches * Kanata North Regeneration Stewards (KN RegenS)

Volunteer Kanata North Regeneration Stewards [Restore | Engage | Educate] are slowly transforming sections of noxious weeds and invasive species into wonderfully rich mini-meadows; filled with colourful native wildflowers for bees, butterflies, and people to enjoy. A small (but expanding) patch now sits at the entrance to the Kanata North Community Garden just north of Klondike Rd near Scampton Drive. The new much larger Kanata North Pollinator Patch is in progress just south of Klondike at Abbeydale Circle.

Knowing that we depend on pollinators for 1 out of every 3 bites of food and that pollinators are in decline, concerned and engaged citizens are trying to do their part to help support them.

Birds, bees, butterflies, and you, are welcome to stop by for a visit!

The Kanata North Regeneration Stewards are a team of multiethnic, multiracial, intergenerational, and neurodiverse volunteers with the goal of restoring biodiversity, while bridging connections that improve our community’s social and ecological well-being through community-led stewardship.

Did you know?

“People who engage in hands-on, nature-focused activities and park stewardship (over other park activities) report powerful social connections; a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose in their lives; greater physical health; and overall life satisfaction. To summarize, a healthier, happier life may begin with getting our hands dirty.”

Park People Releases Cornerstone Parks Reports on Stewardship and Park Use

UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s Not.” -The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Kanata North Little Pollinator Patch (soon to be expanded)

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Kanata North Pollinator Patch

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14-Sept-23 after a little rain (finally)
What appears to be tall grass is a cover/nurse crop of oats for native wildflower seeds to be sown after the first hard frost. The garden will look a little uneven for a year or so. Most native wildflower seeds tend to follow a progression of sleep, creep, leap, over a 3-year period.

Volunteers in Action

Are you interesting in starting your own pollinator patch at home? Visit The Corner Pollinator Garden and Wildlife Habitat blog for lots of great information. You can download her easy “how to” brochure.

Another great resource for pollinator gardening information can be found here: Ecology Ottawa.