Spring has arrived at Lake Ridge and the pollinator garden Mrs. Crawford's class planted last fall is now in bloom. The tulips and dafodiles are almost done blooming, but the day lilies and salvia has just starting to bud up. A few honeybees have been seen on the flowers in the garden. The first grade students are starting their study of butterflies, and the 5th grade students will be visiting their classrooms to explain the importance of planting flowers for bees, butterflies, and other pollintators.
The red winged black birds are frequent visitors to our feeders. The gold finches at the thistle feeder are bright yellow now. We also have one very acrobatic squirrel that hangs by his back feet and tail trying to reach one of our feeders entertaining students and adults watching the feeders.