Cowpen Daisy by Ruby Pond at Quinta Mazatlan
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Native Flowers for Pollinators

Explore Native Flowers to STX that pollinators love best!

Challenge provided by: Quinta Mazatlan
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Seasonal icon Seasonal
Start Date: Mar 1, 2024
End Date: Sep 1, 2024
  • Best during Spring/Summer Seasons
Less than 30 minutes icon < 30 minutes Easy icon Easy Outdoor Only icon Outdoor
Gen. Admission: $3 Adults/$2 Children icon Fixed Fee (Gen. Admission: $3 Adults/$2 Children)

This Challenge is for:

  • All Ages
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade

Challenge Topics:

  • At Home
  • Biodiversity
  • Connecting Children with Nature
  • Habitat Restoration

This Challenge is accessible for:

  • People with Hearing Impairments
  • People with Mobility Impairments
  • People with Developmental Impairments
  • People with Sensory Sensitivities

Don’t forget your...

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Trail map
  • Water

To complete this challenge

Step one

Visit the front desk for a map.

First, Participants should greet the front desk to receive a trail map and ask to be appointed towards the Discovery Trail. Participants may also ask to have 'Mansion Front Flower Garden' and 'Ebony Grove' Highlighted on their map.

Step two

Before Trailing Off...

Make sure you have what you need to stay properly hydrated along the trail, especially during the Summer months. Grab a water from our gift shop, and a hat if your think you'll need one! Thankfully, there are plenty of trees in the forest to keep you shaded along your adventure.

Step three

See like a Pollinator!

As you explore the trails, look out for the bright colors of the native flowers, like pollinators do!

Step four

Sit with the Flowers!

Once you have spotted the flowers that pollinators are most drawn to, take time to get to know them better. What shapes do you notice of the petals and leaves? Are there any pollinators around? Have you seen any of these beings before? Use the extended "Sitting with a Flower" guide to explore deeper.

Step five

Earn your badge!


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