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Pollinators in the Spring Street Gardens

The Autumnal Equinox seems to have sent out a reminder to our insect friends to visit the many blooms in the Spring Street gardens. A short visit to Sweet Spring and Harding Spring revealed the following visitors, to name just a few!

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Dark Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)

Eastern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa virginica)

Fraternal Potter Wasp (Eumenes fraternus)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)

Western Honey Be (Apis mellifera)

Yellow Shouldered Drone Fly (Eristalis stipator)

Would you like to know more about the flora and fauna found in Eureka Springs? Just visit the iNaturalist webpage at and click on “Explore.” This opens a page that allows you to search on a location. Type in “Eureka Springs, AR, USA” to see the observations. If you want to meet your insect neighbors in person, head out to enjoy the brisk morning weather and visit the Spring Street gardens.

NOTES FROM THE GARDENER: To support the pollinator population, we will be adding a Pollination Plot to the Crescent Spring gardens once the Liriope (Monkey Grass) is removed. This work will be done when the construction is completed on the Crescent Spring wall.

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