2018-07-18 / Front Page

Pollinator plot turnout


Property owner Phyllis Legan, left, and Emily Jacob, right, Southwest Indiana Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologist discuss the pollinator plot. (Courtesy Photo) Property owner Phyllis Legan, left, and Emily Jacob, right, Southwest Indiana Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologist discuss the pollinator plot. (Courtesy Photo) Recently, West Central Quail Forever conducted tours at two farms that promote pollinator and wildlife habitat. The pollinator tours were a success, with nearly 30 interested people turning out for the event.

The attendees were from Putnam, Hendricks and Montgomery Counties including a Purdue University student whose studies relate to these types of plantings. Landowner attendee’s acreage ranged from 2 acres to 48 acres which proves it doesn’t take large tracts of land to make a difference in wildlife habitat.

Phyllis Legan, one of the tour farms said she planted a three-fourths acre pollinator plot after getting tired of mowing it and seeing no benefit from it. After two growing seasons she is seeing all types of butterflies and song birds. Everyone in attendance was impressed with the variety of plants and wildlife activity at the site.

Quail Forever again this year will be at the Putnam County Fair to answer questions, give away wildlife food plot seed (while supplies last) and promote Quail Forever membership. The advantage of a membership includes free use of equipment, assistance with treatment of invasive species (members help each other) and pride in knowing that you are making a difference in providing habitat for all wildlife species - both big and small!

Email bfisher@ccrtc.com or fielding@iendeavor.com for more information or to become a member.

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