Butterfly & Pollinator Gardens Wildflower Program

Photo Credit:  Patti Wojtowecz

The Fern Bluff MUD has 6960 feet of concrete and crushed granite trails throughout the district with several connections to the Williamson County Brushy Creek Regional Trail System. Along the trails, there are acres of rolling greenbelt, natural areas of lush growth, and newly constructed wildflower areas as well as the district’s butterfly/pollinator garden planting program.

Picture of Certified Monarch Garden sign

The Brightwater Trail area, from Brightwater Blvd. to Hairy Man Road, is the site of the district’s first Butterfly/Pollinator Garden. This garden is planted with nectar plants for adult butterfly as well as host plants for larva. There are a wide variety of plants as well as a wide variety of insects visiting the garden. In the fall of 2019, the garden was full of Monarch Butterflies as they migrated south.

New butterfly/pollinator gardens have recently been completed at the Brightwater Park entrance on Columbia Falls Dr. and Cheatham Park entrance on Wildwater Way.

Picture of Certified Butterfly Garden sign

Additionally, the district has several areas in its Wildflower Program. Wildflowers are friendly to environment as native mammals, birds, and insects need them for food and habitat. Wildflowers do not require hazardous chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides so they are safe for the environment. And, they are an excellent way to beautify our greenbelts. Spring and early summer are the best view times.

You can find our areas of wildflowers at: