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Attracting Butterflies and Bees at OSU Mansfield

Sep. 29, 2015

The brown misshapen circles of dead grass in the quarter-acre plot between Ovalwood Hall and a student parking lot barely hint at what’s to come, but next spring the land under the First Energy transmission lines will transform into the beginnings of a vibrant garden of flowers and grasses conducive to pollinators. The goal of “A Monarch Right-of-Way: A Pollinator Demonstration Plot” is to create a demonstration area to show landowners who have utility rights-of-way on their property some alternative wildlife habitats. Read more.

View photos of the ceremonial planting event held at OSU Mansfield on October 1, 2015.