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Field of dreams? You can help name Newmarket's pollinator meadow

Voting now open to name seven pollinator meadows, including the one in Newmarket on Bathurst
2022-05-24 Bee pollinator
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York Region is inviting you to decide on the name for Newmarket’s new pollinator meadow.

The region is seeking votes to name pollinator meadows planted over the summer in Newmarket and six other municipalities. The winning names will be announced in October and put on signs in front of the meadows.

The possible names for Newmarket's meadow include “pollination station,” “field of dreams,” “pollen row,” meadow of love,” “bees’ pollination meadow,” “field of joy” and “plant, pollinate, persist.”

“We invite you to help us name the pollinator meadow in your community by voting in your favourite,” the region said.

The meadows started last year to help pollinators like bees and butterflies have a source of food. After planting one in Richmond Hill in 2022, the region expanded the plant meadows in other municipalities this summer.

Names were gathered from suggestions made by students and other community members who helped plant the gardens, York Region said. 

Other municipalities also up for meadow names include Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Markham, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Newmarket’s meadow is located on Bathurst Street, north of Davis Drive.

You can vote now for your favourite name through the York Region website