Pollinator Park

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Project Description

A section of Police Point Park has been designated as a Pollinator Park, built to encourage pollinator species, like bees and butterflies, to help naturally maintain the ecosystem. The species planted in this area will promote habitat for native pollinators like bumblebees, butterflies, beetles, leaf cutter bees, and sweat bees.


Pollinator Parks provide a natural habitat for pollinator species, which may be harmed by various landscaping methods, like mowing and pesticide use. Healthy ecosystems need bees and butterflies in order to survive and thrive.

Project Timeline

Entry into the gardens will be permitted once plants are established.

Benefits

The increasing habitat for native pollinators will help local plant-producers, as well as provide an opportunity for Medicine Hat residents and visitors to learn about and interact with pollinator habitat and populations.

Plants and flowers will be varied in height, colour, shapes and blooming times to attract different insects and pollinator species throughout the growing season. Other landscaping features, such as old wood, will be added to create additional sources for shelter.

Notifications

Updates about the project can be found through the City’s social media accounts, as well as on the City’s YouTube channel. Please visit the site for more information.

Additional Information

The Police Point Park Interpretive Program is available by phone and e-mail. Check their website and Facebook page for updates on the park, or to find information from the Grasslands Naturalists on plants and wildlife you may encounter while in the park.

For more information:

Parks & Recreation
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8333