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Ridder’s Park

In 2020, Town staff planted two pollinator gardens with funding provided by the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District. These gardens contain a variety of native plants that provide nectar and pollen to bees, butterflies and various other pollinators, as well as seeds and berries for birds. In addition to these gardens, multiple native trees and shrubs were planted around the pond that will also benefit wildlife.

Click the links below to learn about each native plant.

Leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Garden phlox ‘Franz Shubert’ (Phlox paniculata)

Purple coneflower ‘Starlight’ (Echinacea purpurea)

Rough goldenrod ‘fireworks’ (Solidago rugosa)

Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis)

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Purple love grass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

Blazing star (Liatris spicata)

Prairie dropseed (Sprobolus heterolepis)

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)