Birds and Wildlife in the Garden
Bees collect nectar from all over Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to make their honey. Look for them in late spring and early summer on the Vitex trees in the Flagler Perennial Garden and bee balm and other bee friendly plants throughout the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is home to many butterflies. During the warm months, look for caterpillars munching on leaves and for monarch, swallowtail and cabbage butterflies in the air. The Garden creates a wonderful habitat for butterflies by planting good nectar flowers, such as zinnias or coneflowers, and host plants, such as milkweed and fennel, for hungry caterpillars.
Where: Sydnor Lake and Asian Valley
Where: Sydnor Lake and along the bank in the Children’s Garden
Geese can frequently be seen on the banks of Sydnor Lake in the Children’s Garden or in Sydnor Lake. Look for them from the windows of the CWD Tree House!
Where: Throughout the Garden
The Lewis Ginter Bluebird Trail is made up of 14 bluebird boxes and stretches around the perimeter of the Garden. Look for bluebird boxes at the top of the Anderson Meadow, part of the Cherry Tree Walk, and in the Children’s Garden near Sand Play.