Pollinator gardens have Ballentine Library buzzing

On August 8, the Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC) helped unveil native wildflower pollinator gardens at Richland Library Ballentine in Irmo. The gardens create a habitat for frogs, toads and lizards.

RCCC worked with the S.C. Wildlife Federation, library staff and community volunteers on the project. Volunteers and others installed three split-rail fence gardens, composed of native plants that flower from spring through early fall, in the library’s “grass island.” Interpretive signs help educate visitors to the garden.

Watch a video recap of the event on the County’s YouTube page, and learn more about the project on the SCWF’s website.

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