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Shiawassee Refuge Installs Pollinator Interpretive Displays
Midwest Region, November 28, 2014
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New pollinator interpretive panel.
New pollinator interpretive panel. - Photo Credit: USFWS/Lori Nordstrom
New pollinator interpretive panel.
New pollinator interpretive panel. - Photo Credit: USFWS/Lori Nordstrom

Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge installed three new interpretive panels to educate the public on the value of pollinators and how to attract them. The panels were placed adjacent to the refuge's pollinator garden at the entrance of the Headquarters and Visitor Contact Station. The garden is full of attractive native plants, including Common Milkweed, Cup Plant, New England Aster, Wild Bergamot, and Rough Blazingstar.

 

The refuge collaborated with the Friends of Shiawassee Refuge to create the pollinator garden in 2005. The site was occupied with introduced shrubs such as European privet and mugho pine. Hopefully the displays and eye-catching flowers will encourage visitors to try pollinator gardening in their own yards.


Contact Info: Steve Kahl, 989-777-5930, steve_kahl@fws.gov
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