Friday, May 25, 2018

Cane Creek Pollinator Field Update

What started as a simple idea to expand the Monarch Waystation around the UT Extension building in Cookeville has blossomed into a project involving community partners -- US Fish and Wildlife, Tennessee Wildlife Resources, Putnam County Soil Conservation District, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Putnam County Master Gardeners -- in creating over 3 acres of pollinator habitat!  

Each partner organization is playing an important role and, together, we are making it happen.  Not only are we providing pollinators with a much-needed habitat -- we are also educating the public in how to plant pollinator-friendly gardens.

The TWRA has recently seeded the fields and we look forward to watching the fields develop into a haven for butterflies, birds, and bees...oh my! 

Special thanks go to PCMG members Nancy Snope and Lynda Cook for their leadership and participation in this worthwhile project.

Photos are shared from the Cookeville Leisure Life magazine the Spring/ Summer 2018 edition.

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