Women of the Wild’s founding
year was the Year of the Bee.
They hosted several programs
to build bee boxes (above).
Build your own
Proceeds from these programs
have helped fund an additional
hive at the Zoo and cultivation
of two pollinator gardens.
with showy flowers
in sandy soils
In summer 2015, the Zoo received
grant funding from Rockwell Collins
and Hilton Worldwide to make seed
bombs—small, tightly rolled balls of
soil made from compost and native
wildflower seeds—that can be
dispersed to create new wildflower
meadow habitat for wild pollinators!
About 1,400 seed bombs have been
deployed through this program!