All About The Gardens Of Washington DC
This week we took a stroll through a secret bee garden that is hidden beside the National Art Sculpture Garden. It’s called the Smithsonian Pollinator Garden, and it is open for a mosey 24/7 and it is just minutes away from Thomas Circle, DC!
Stroll along its pathways and learn all about the pollination process and how we are making it possible in little corners of the Nation like this one.
So, Why is Pollination Important?
The Maryland Flower and Queen Bee
All over the DMV area are these beautiful flowers called Black-Eyed Susans, and they keep secrets with pollinators like bees. Black-Eyed Susans may look yellow to our human eyes but they actually have ultraviolet rays that shine and guide pollinators like bees to their nectar. You can begin helping the cause by planting some of these beautiful bright-yellow flowers by your home and spreading the knowledge about the best-kept secrets of plants.
Habitats for Pollinating in Washington DC
How Can DC Residents Help?
The reality is that pollinator populations are at risk, and sometimes it is the small grassroots efforts that can make all the difference. By this, we mean natural grass and roots and encourage you to dig a hole in the dirt and plant some flowers. It’s a fun and relaxing way to contribute to the environment and watch the fruits of your labor grow and flourish.
If you don’t have space for a garden on the back porch of your apartment, try volunteering at any of the Smithsonian Gardens and picking up some new techniques. Spending time outdoors in nature can contribute to a happier and healthier you!
Explore DC Gardens
It is so amazing to see a city integrate such care for the community by creating gardens that flourish in the summer, and while still providing homes for the bugs over winter.
You would think that living in the city means having to travel just to reach a stream, creek, or tree. But that is not the case at all in Washington DC. The city’s filled with lush cherry blossom trees, sculpture gardens, hiking, and biking trails.
Feel free to take a stroll in the park with your family or date as the sun sets on Washington DC. Learn about the science behind nature in a fun and exciting way, and relax as you walk among the flowers, birds, and pollinators!
The Nation’s capital is filled with fun facts about science history and more! Light up your life in the city that hums to its own beat of change, innovation, and exploration.