Our long-time treasurer, Emy Holdridge, died January 5,
The Howard County Bird Club wanted a project which
would exemplify her love of the fragile natural world.
Our first thought was pollinator plantings at
Centennial Park to encourage a variety of insect
pollinators to breed in that park. Response was
overwhelming. Members responded with gifts and
knowledge of what it would take to make "Emy's
Meadow" a reality. Following is a history of the
is to promote the knowledge, development, protection,
and conservation of bird life and other naturally
occurring species and their habitats.
Insects in Emy's Meadow
"Pollinators" are only one of the forms of
insects found in the meadow. There is a web of life
here. Other insects feed on the pollinators. The other
insects in turn are a food source up the predator chain
Here are two panels of some of the insects photographed by Linda Hunt in the summer and early autumn of 2015:
Following that are additional panels with photos added during our continual update of the photos on this page. Photos by Sue Muller and Barbara Sikorski.