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Pollinator walk to be held in June

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Butterflies and bees are area pollinators guests may find during their pollinator walk on June 13.
Submitted photo Butterflies and bees are area pollinators guests may find during their pollinator walk on June 13.
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Scientists understanding of the importance of pollinators is ever increasing. Flowering plants are critical for the adult pollinators, but what about the rest of the story? To find out join Henry County Master Gardener Dick Young at his homestead located at, 1633 170th Street, Mt. Pleasant, on June 13th starting at 6 p.m., for a pollinator walk.

Lisa Louck, Department of Natural Resources District Forester, will lead the discussion as guests explore the habitats of the early life stages of pollinators that trees and shrubs provide. Those attending will look for evidence of pollinator uses as they walk. Ideas also will be shared on how residents can provide habitats for pollinators whether they have a large area to work with or just a very small space.

Wear your comfortable shoes for this free and unique educational opportunity. Reservations are requested by June 12, and can be made by calling the Henry County Extension office at 319-385-8126 or by emailing dwellman@iastate.edu.

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of an educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments, and the United States Department of Agriculture. ISU Extension and Outreach works to provide learning opportunities for citizens of Iowa by providing unbiased, research-based information that will improve quality of life.