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San Bernardino NWR Plants Pollinator Garden atits Headquarters
Southwest Region, October 29, 2012
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Students from Cochise College Finishing up the Garden.
Students from Cochise College Finishing up the Garden. - Photo Credit: USFWS - C. D. Lohrengel

Coming in just under the wire for the Pollinator Contest, San Bernardino NWR enlisted the help of the Cochise College Environmental Biology class to assist with the planting of native plants at the refuge headquarters.  The planning for this pollinator garden began in August, then the project was stalled thanks to lack of time and hands to do the work.  Then in September, the instructor of the Environmental Biology class contacted the refuge to try to get is class involved in a project to get them outside and out of the lab.  On October 29, sixteen students and their instructor picked up shovels and started digging.  The refuge has worked with the college and this instructor before and the pollinator garden seemed like the perfect fit for his class.  A couple of the plants that were planted were Apache plume and Thurber’s desert honeysuckle.


Contact Info: Christopher Lohrengel, 520-364-2104 x.106, chris_lohrengel@fws.gov



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