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.|