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Perfect plants for a pollinator-friendly garden

Posted by Elizabeth Bacher, Communications

It’s almost butterfly time at Woodland Park Zoo!

Molbak’s Butterfly Garden will open for the season on May 25, 2018. You’ll be able to walk among nearly 500 free-flying butterflies representing at least 15 species native to North America. An arching tent structure will enclose a landscape of approximately 3,000 square feet filled with flowering plants provided by Molbak’s Garden + Home store in Woodinville. Behind the garden is the year-round Microsoft Pollinator Patio, where guests can enjoy a beautiful stroll among pollinator-friendly plants.

We asked our friends at Molbak’s to suggest their favorite flowering plants that provide lots of good food for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Here are five flowers to make your backyard a pollinator-perfect destination. 
Agastache (Hyssop)
Slender and stylish, the fragrant hyssop blossoms are hummingbird magnets! Flower-filled spikes of red, pink, violet, peach or blue cover these…

Celebrate Endangered Species Day, May 18

Every single day, we work to protect wild animals and wild places. 
This week, and on Endangered Species Day, May 18, we can celebrate many conservation success stories, but there is more work to do.

Thanks to the Endangered Species Act and the hard work of conservationists and activists, the bald eagle, green sea turtle, American alligator, peregrine falcon, and many other species were kept from disappearing forever. Your zoo has given Western pond turtles a head start and helped protect thousands of acres of pristine cloud forests. We would do anything for animals, and with your support, we can.

Working with conservationists and researchers, Woodland Park Zoo focuses on a conservation strategy that includes: habitat and species conservation, research, education, local capacity building and community support. These effective collaborations are divided among three field conservation programs at the zoo:
Living Northwest The zoo supports projects in the Pacific Northwest through our L…