March 1 Giving Day – for the Birds, the Bees & the Butterflies!
Dear Friends of Sherwood Island State Park,
We are raising money Thursday, March 1 to buy flowers, seeds, grasses and shrubs to provide food, nectar and shelter for migrating butterflies & birds, as well as the bees, bugs & critters that use Sherwood Island’s diverse habitats.
On March 1 click on: https://fcgives.org/designee/friends-of-sherwood-island-state-park to make a donation. A matching grant doubles your gift.
Your $10 becomes $20, enough to buy twenty flowering annuals or two perennials for our Pollinator Garden. A contribution of $15 doubles to $30, enough to buy two Rosa virginiana shrubs to plant in the dunes as a butterfly way-station for migrating American Ladies, Red Admirals and Variegated Fritillaries. Your gift of $20 becomes $40, enough to buy a bundle of American Beach Grass, re-building habitat favored by Piping Plovers in summer and Snow Buntings in winter.
If you prefer to mail a check, make it payable to “Friends of Sherwood Island State Park,” mark it “Giving Day” and mail to PO Box 544, Westport, CT 06881. All contributions will be acknowledged.
In the photo above, the Beausoleil family of Norwalk, along with two Girl Scout troops, stand ready to plant in our Nature Center Pollinator Garden on April 28 & May 5. Students from Greens Farms Academy are planting dune grass on March 28, with follow-up visits on April 11 & 25 to water and fertilize. Contact me if your family or group would like to join our garden teams.
Thank you so much! Every dollar makes a difference. We appreciate your time to help wildlife at Sherwood Island. Please forward this email to a friend.