Changing is at the center of being innovative. Here's a glimpse of bvs activities that drive forward our improvement.
1. Adding Customer value to our seed mix continues to be a high priority.
For instance, bvs understands that solving one 0f the customer's toughest problems is maintenance. We want you to leave your mark on the earth in a beautiful way, but without countless hours of exhausting labor.
2. Education is a essential for changing hearts and minds to save native species from extinction.
bvs has conducted numerous presentations to groups within a fifty-five mile radius in the past years.
3. Research drives us to higher levels of performance.
We research how butterflies interact and respond to various prairie wildflower plants.
Our prairie wildflowers are observed to note the particular characteristics of each species.
Another realm of our R&D study is focused on Bumble Bees (Bombus).
bvs has made the support of Bumble Bees a special quest. Populations in the Midwest have been devastated. Yet, at Broad View Garden there have been up to seven species sighted some years. We aim to increase those numbers and sustain the several species at the Garden. We do this simply because we are just so very fond of Bumble Bees.
However, in 2017 only two species were identified at our garden. We can only theorize as to why. Perhaps, crop insecticide spraying was more wide spread in the vicinity. Another guess is that the formula potency for insecticide was revved up.
We are striving to build a more favored Bumble Bee landscape. Yet, this may be in vain if chemicals are applied in such a manner to annihilate all the local Bumble bee species.
4. Expansion of native wildflowers is adding opportunities for both pollinator and song bird success.
One notable result, week after week in October and through the winters of 2014-2016, the numbers of seed eating birds at Broad View Garden were a great many more than in previous years. So many that one heard a chorus sound of musical chirps even in the depths of winter days.
A great feeling of gratitude comes when among the multitudes of life at a prairie wildflower garden.