Our 2020 summer interns transformed a rotting stump into a pollinator garden

Summer interns Georgia Drost and Emma Jacobs made the most of their two-week quarantine after they arrived on the Ellis Preserve (Shaw Island) in mid-July. The two¬†hadn’t met before, but fortunately they hit it off as “bubble mates” in the Ellis Preserve garage apartment.

With pandemic precautions in place, Preserve Curator Ruthie Dougherty guided the duo in a dual work project: plant a pollinator garden in and around an old stump AND make a short video to document the transformation.


This is only the first of the videos that Georgia and Emma created during their time with us. Although their six-week internship ended on August 21, both are staying on until the end of September as volunteer video documentarians. We will be sharing links to more of their work in next month’s e-newsletter, so stay tuned.