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Northeast Wisconsin event promotes pollinator habitat
Midwest Region, August 24, 2018
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Monarch butterfly feeding on a butterfly milkweed.
Monarch butterfly feeding on a butterfly milkweed. - Photo Credit: Jill Utrup

On August 24, 2018, more than 30 landowners and land managers gathered at a private landowner’s property in Algoma, Wisconsin, to learn how to create and enhance habitat for pollinators. Participants toured approximately 11 acres of pollinator habitat and learned about site preparation, pollinator seed mixes and planting methods. The landowners also shared their successes and challenges with maintaining the planting. Biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Service and Pheasants Forever organized the event. The event helped inform those interested in pollinator conservation and increased awareness of the importance of wildlife habitat. The decline of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators has increased interest in pollinator habitat in northeast Wisconsin. The Service and Pheasants Forever plan to organize similar events in the future.

Local news station's coverage of the pollinator event.
Contact Info: Reena Bowman, 920-866-1720, reena_bowman@fws.gov
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