Metal Sunflower "sprouts" in Downtown Woodland to commemorate pollinators
Have you noticed a large sunflower metal sculpture at the entrance of Downtown Woodland on East & Main? This 12ftx4ft sunflower pole, designed by Woodland-resident Kent Smith, holds our City’s “Bee City USA” sign. This sign commemorates our City’s affiliation to the Bee City USA program, run by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Through our affiliation, Woodland is committed to raising awareness about pollinators among our community, and to creating sustainable habitats for native pollinators. As of mid-May, over 100 pollinator friendly and drought resistant plants sourced from the UC Davis Arboretum were planted and are now thriving on the median that is holding the sunflower sign, along with 10 street corners on Main Street. Find the full article from the Daily Democrat HERE and a close up video of the sign HERE. We hope that our community enjoys and supports this initiative!