Pollinator Garden Project

Nature News: Spotted Lanternfly

Save our Pollinators, Save our World!

Help us bring back our disappearing pollinators! Due to loss of habitat, chemical spraying, and changing agricultural practices, pollinators numbers have been reduced to dangerously now levels.

Here’s how you can help:
1. Select a garden area or container. Add loose soil.

2. Use the correct plants for your region. (Please see the list below on the plants we have used in our own Pollinator Garden, which is located in Newark, Delaware.) More images will be added as they become available for viewing in our garden. If you would like to buy plants from us (seeds are a future endeavor), contact us at director@ironhillsciencecenter.org or 302-368-5703. All proceeds from the plant sales goes to the upkeep of the gardens here at Iron Hill Museum & Science Center. Click here for our Plant Sale!

Blue Wood Aster                 Liatris

Goldenrod                           Butterfly Weed

Verbena  (not native)       Creeping Phlox

Woodland Phlox               Blue Bells

Year-round or Resident Bird Species in Iron Hill Park area from 2003-2010

Bird type (scientific name)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Red-Eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Red Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
White-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
White Throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Yellow Breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
Yellow Shafted Flicker / Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Yellow Throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica )
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

Made possible in part by a grant from DNREC, and the Community Environmental Project Fund