Ann and O.J. Weber Pollinator Habitat Garden
This vivacious garden demonstrates the codependent relationship of plants and insects and the critical role of pollinators in sustaining biodiversity. Unlike enclosed butterfly houses, this garden is an open-air pollinator habitat. It is designed to attract and sustain many kinds of pollinators by using a diverse range of plants that are native to the Texas Hill Country. The garden was designed by Judy Walther of Environmental Survey Consulting,
What You’ll See In This Garden
- Three hundred and fifty different plant species, arranged in ten different plant communities designed to support butterflies and other invertebrates throughout their life cycles
- A variety of habitat types, including: pond, marsh, meadow, woodland, seep, streambed, thicket, woodland edge, and rocky knoll
- Benches, walking paths and shaded areas for quietly observing butterflies and other pollinators
- Pollinator eggs, larvae, pupae and adult invertebrates
- An insectary where we protect and exhibit the caterpillar (larval) phase of the butterfly and moth life cycle in an enclosed environment free from predators. Once the insects have pupated, they are released and allowed to fly freely.