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Botanic Buzzline

$11,255
112%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
96 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 15, at 12:00 AM EDT
Project Owners

Thank you!

October 22, 2018

A week has now passed since our crowdfunding campaign ended, and we are THRILLED to announce that we passed our $10,000 goal by nearly $1000! None of this would have been possible without the generous gifts of all our donors, and also the support that we received from friends and community in spreading our message. 

 

Over the past several days we have been working hard to cement our next steps for turning the Botanic Buzzline into a reality. We are currently set to prepare the soil along the length of the pathway this coming Saturday, and are planning our community-wide planting day for late April, after the last frost. The extra funds we have give us a great opportunity to refine and improve our initial vision, so we can't wait to share the actualization of our dream with everyone in the spring.

 

To everyone who helped us make it this far, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

 

Matching Challenge—Double the Impact of Your Gift!

October 09, 2018

Our crowdfunding initiative for the Botanic Buzzline is now halfway there! For the remainder of our campaign, we will be having a matching challenge on all gifts that are made, up until we reach $1,500 in new donations. This means that any amount you give will be DOUBLED up until we reach a total of $3,000 in new donations.

 

Now is a crucial time for the success of our project, and we especially need your support in these last few days to make sure native pollinators receive the help they need. The success of our project can make a big difference in the state of local biodiversity, so please consider sharing our campaign with friends and family at https://crowdfunding.cornell.edu/project/11017. All contributions directly translate to a length of Buzzline planted, so a gift of any size really does make a difference.

 

 

*Note: The payment screen will still show your regular donation amount, but at the end of our crowdfunder we will receive all the matched donations as a lump sum that will be visible on the donation page.

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$15

Hoverfly

Hoverflies are generalist pollinators that visit a wide range of flowering plants and help keep certain pests, such as aphids, at bay. Though they carry less pollen on their bodies than bees, hoverflies stop at flowers more frequently which makes them an invaluable contribution to ecosystems worldwide. Your gift lets us plant 3.25 square feet of Buzzline, a pleasant rest stop for travelling pollinators!

$25

Ladybug

Beetles, like the ladybug, are among the most diverse organisms on earth and play a crucial role in pollination due to their sheer number. They were among the first insects to visit flowers, and today they remain essential pollinators for ancient flower species such as magnolias. Your gift will build four square feet of Buzzline and fund maintenance of that area for a full year!

$40

Moth

Being primarily nocturnal, moths take the night shift of pollination duties. Moths love visiting flowers with heavy fragrance and copious volumes of nectar, and serve as valuable pollinators due to the pollen-trapping hairs along their bodies. At this donation level, you help us plant 6 square feet of flowering plants and maintain them for a full year!

$65

Bee

The mighty bee is arguably nature's most well-known pollinator. More than 4,000 species of bees exist in the United States alone, and out of these the vast majority are solitary bees who do not live in social hives. These bees collect pollen as a source of protein, and often do so by grabbing onto flowers and shaking in a process called sonication. Your gift will cover 14 square feet of Buzzline or an entire three years of maintenance for 15 square feet!

$100

Nectar-Feeding Bat

More than 300 species of fruit trees depend on bats for pollination. Bats not only transfer pollen and disperse seeds, they also feed on insects like mosquitoes, making the outdoors much more pleasant for everyone! There exist over 1,300 species of bats, and many of them are key pollinators for specific environments where other pollinators do not fare as well. Your gift will plant 22 square feet of Buzzline—more than nine full walking strides of the pathway!

$200

Butterfly

Few things exemplify the beauty of nature better than a butterfly stopping at a flower for a meal of nectar. Butterflies can travel as far as 2,000 miles over a season, making them one of the most distance-covering pollinators we know. Like a butterfly, a donation at this level covers an incredible distance of Buzzline—43 square feet to be exact!

$500

Wind

Wind is the most widely spread pollinator across the world, and allows plants from even the most desolate of regions to distribute their pollen. Your gift will allow us to plant 55 square feet of Buzzline and maintain it for the crucial three first years before perennials can fully take care of themselves.