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Butterflies and Pollinators

Learn about the different types of pollinators which work bring balance to our ecosystem!

Challenge provided by: Quinta Mazatlan
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Year-round icon Year-round
Start Date: Mar 15, 2024
  • Appearance of pollinators may vary across seasons.
1–2 hours icon 1–2 hours Easy icon Easy Outdoor Only icon Outdoor
Gen. Admission $3/Adult, $2/Children/Seniors icon Fixed Fee (Gen. Admission $3/Adult, $2/Children/Seniors)

This Challenge is for:

  • All Ages
  • PK-K
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade

Challenge Topics:

  • Animals and Wildfire
  • Biodiversity
  • Connecting Children with Nature

This Challenge is accessible for:

  • People with Hearing Impairments
  • People with Mobility Impairments

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, Mansion-Front Flower Garden, Cardinal Pond and Ebony grove- for the best Pollinator watch-spots.

Step two

Before Trailing Off...

Make sure you have what you need to stay properly hydrates along the trail especially during the Summer months. Grab a water form our gift shop, and a hat if you think you'll need one! Thankfully, there are plenty native trees around to keep you shaded.

Step three

Think like a pollinator!

Use the scavenger hunt to get a better idea of what plants pollinators may be attracted to and why.

Step four

Follow a pollinator!

One of the best ways to get to know wildlife better is by spending time with them! Take this opportunity to follow a pollinator around! I wonder what flowers you may notice them fly towards. Is there a pattern with the flowers they choose. Perhaps you will find them pollinating!

Step five

Earn your badge!


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