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Pollinator Garden Party, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ LVNWR Visitor Center, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

30 May 2016 5:16 PM | Anonymous


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  • 30 May 2016 5:34 PM | Anonymous
    When reclaiming land that was farmed for many years, it takes time to establish any thing close to what was originally there. Most of the vegetation is invasive weed species. This is our third year to work on bringing back native grasses and forbs. We have some native wildflowers blooming now, but it is a very slow process. Species include Linum lewisli, blue flax, Penstemon strictus, Rocky Mountain penstemon, Erigeron modestus, plains fleabane daisy, and I don't know what else as I have not been there for a couple of weeks. Others are waiting to surprise us. Plan to join us as we continue this adventure!
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    • 30 May 2016 5:37 PM | Anonymous
      I forgot. One of our objectives is to provide habitat for bees, birds, and butterflies, especially monarchs. Developing the pollinator garden is part of our Monarch Watch program that we provide for 7th grade science classes in our area.
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