Attracting Pollinators

Pollinators are key to reproduction of wild plants and increasing oxygen in our air, among other benefits. So, on Saturday, September 26th, in spite of dreary weather, Friends of Indian Springs State Park managed to build and plant 3 boxes for a start to the first pollinator gardens in the park. Friends were excited to have a few new faces come and help with this project. A couple of high school students and members of a local garden club that gave of their time were very interested in future volunteer opportunities with Friends in doing their part to make a difference for the environment. Katherine Darsey, assistant park manager, stated, “The pollinator garden is a nice addition to the park.  Not only is it helping environmentally as it attracts bees and butterflies to the area, but it has the potential to be a wonderful programming spot for school groups, scout troops, and the like.”  No amount of human ingenuity can replace the vital work of pollinators. These new gardens will help keep the park's ecology thriving and beautiful. 

Friends of Indian Springs are always looking for anyone willing to lend a hand with projects that benefit all who enjoy Indian Springs State Park.  On Saturday, October 17th, Friends of Indian Springs will work around the lake shore and build benches to place in specific areas around the lake. Volunteers are needed to help with this project and for future projects. For more information email