The Ames Jolly Farmers 4-H Club finished the mural behind its pollinator garden just in time for the Athens County Fair at the beginning of August. The garden was started during the summer of 2021 to create a habitat and provide food sources for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. The club has registered its garden with the Monarch Watch Association and has been certified as Monarch Waystation number 35384.
“This has been a very good learning experience for the 4-H members. Many people have enjoyed seeing the mural and the members had a lot of fun painting it. Hopefully, this will help bring awareness to the monarch butterfly,” Amesville Jolly Farmers 4-H Club head advisor Kathy Washburn said.
More information on helping monarch butterflies and other pollinators
- How to help endangered monarch butterflies
- How to collect milkweed seed pods
- How to create a butterfly garden
- How to choose milkweed for your garden, landscape
- How to control garden pests without harming pollinators
- How to help Monarch butterflies survive migration
- How to garden for pollinators
- Butterfly watching for beginners
- How to find and raise Monarch caterpillars
- How to make your garden wildlife friendly
- How to enhance wildlife habitat on your property
- How to plant wildflowers in Ohio
- How to plant a Pennsylvania wildflower garden
- How to plant coneflowers
- How to collect and plant native wildflower seeds
- How to create a bee lawn
- Garden cleanup: How to help overwintering pollinators
- How to plant a wildlife buffer around a pond
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