Chatham guides plant Oak Bay pollinator space

Published on May 7, 2024, 7:35 am

Published by Oak Bay News

A path runs behind the Oak Bay fire hall, police station, scout hall and guide hall before petering out behind the ball diamond of Fire Fighters Park. An eagle tree stands tall to one side, close to the Monterey Avenue entrance, and blackberry brambles fill a segment on the other side, bacon the two youth meeting halls. Beyond that, but ahead of the ball fields, tiny pink blossoms of sea blush, camas, bleeding heart and the mingling greens of yarrow and miner's lettuce provide a pop of colour to the grass. At the top of the sloping green space, light metal cages protect recently added bushes of Oregon grape, red flowering current and Pacific plum. "It would be nice to make an area here where we can have outdoor meetings," says Christina Johnson-Dean, gesturing to the small expanse of worn concrete between the slope and Bowker Hall. "And we're right here next to a beautiful slope where we put native plants and flowering plants because we're working on the Bee Aware badge."

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