From the Field

  1. A native Ohio plant, butterfly milkweed attracts butterflies and is often utilized to enhance pollinator habitat. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns

    From the Field: Developing Pollinator Habitat

    Jun 18, 2019

    Learn about how a new underground pipeline installed last spring at the Three Creeks Metro Park sparked a new partnership opportunity to do something beneficial for pollinators in the latest SENR From the Field post, "Developing Pollinator Habitat" authored by Gabriel Karns, visiting assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

  2. Partnering for Pollinators. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns

    From the Field: Partnering for Pollinators

    Jan 7, 2019

    In continuing efforts to help the declining Monarch butterfly population, the Save Our Monarchs Foundation (SOM) is creating Monarch butterfly and other pollinator habitat along TransCanada Corporation rights-of-way in central Ohio’s Three Creeks Metro Park.  The planting results from a strong partnership between TransCanada, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative, and the School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University.  Monarch habitat consists of bio-diverse landscapes that contain milkweed and other native nectar and pollen sources, have a nearby water source, and are protected from disturbance factors such as untimely mowing.  Habitat for Monarchs also makes excellent habitat for other vital and diminishing species, including other native butterflies and bees, and migratory and ground-nesting birds.