Volunteer Gardening Work Days
Volunteer Gardening Work Days, Thursdays 8 - 11 a.m. The Museum of Transportation has native wildflower gardens, prairie gardens, pollinator gardens, and natural areas. These add beauty as well as much needed habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Volunteers of all experience levels are needed. We need help to pull weeds, install new plantings, water, mulch, and remove honeysuckle. Experienced gardeners are needed to mentor those who are new to gardening and supervise large groups. Currently, we host volunteer work days every Thursday from 8 - 11 a.m., but location may vary so it's good to call ahead or text (847) 289-9760. Other work days may be added over time, so please check Events Calendar - Museum of Transportation. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather -- Long sleeves (with short sleeves underneath), long pants, hat, durable close-toed shoes, eye protection (it's fine to wear glasses) when trimming, a bucket, leather gloves, hand spade or
Pollinary Park Butterfly Fairy Statue
We installed a new butterfly fairy statue in the Museum of Transportation's Pollinary Park this week. The attached photo pictures our very own MaryAnn Fink along with the statue (BTW, not the tall gentleman, he's Doug Wolter--the statue has the wings). We are having fun at
Pollinary Pantry Park is Buzzing!
Plan to visit (check our schedule here) our Pollinary Pantry Park on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. when MaryAnn Fink is available to answer pollinator or general gardening questions. MaryAnn is also available once a month on our Pollinator Pantry Park Family Days from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30
Pollinator Junction – Gardening for LIFE!
From our Pollinary Park Curator, MaryAnn Fink: The Museum of Transportation's Pollinator Junction Park promotes a healthy growing environment and happy place to "bee" for pollinators and us. Pollinator Junction's mission is to demonstrate "Gardening for LIFE:" living creatures, interactive opportunities, food chain support and an eco-balance for us all! This Missouri parkland, located in St. Louis County's metropolitan area, offers a unique relaxed opportunity in a condensed space where people can "pause for pollinators" in a naturally pleasant place and see them as they live and thrive. Enjoy "backyard ecology" as you watch and learn about our flower-powered pollinators. Visitors will see season-long displays of "functional" flowers, grown for their ability to make food for all of Missouri's primary pollinators. Our winged pollinator guests are butterflies and skippers, nectar moths, hummingbirds, various types of "too busy to care about us" bees including our