I'm always excited when Squad has the opportunity to execute a new stewardship task. In our five-year history, this was the first time we filled seed packets! The King Conservation District worked with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to gather and compose a seed mix that encourages pollinators in King Country. The mix is primarily native species, with a large number of perennials, but also annuals and biennials. The seeds will be given to the public and every participant was able to take one home. KCD is also offering workshops on native beneficial insects and pollinators.
Additionally we weeded seedlings from the pots of natives- mostly cottonwood from the large trees near the nursery. Many of us drove home with cars full of native plants. The cooperative nursery calculates around 4 plants/volunteer hour which really adds up when volunteering as a family! And of course the tadpoles were out in abundance, to everyone's delight.