Quick, name 13 native wildflowers that bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and other insects like! Hmmm. Well, here's a few that the District has in our custom Pollinator Seed Mix: Coreopsis, Lupine, Vervain, Aster, Milkweed, Black-eyed Susan, Hyssop, and Bergamont. Want to know more? Then this workshop is for you!
WHO: Guest presenter, Scott Hughey, NRCS District Conservationist
WHEN: Friday, October 28th, from 2 to 4 pm
WHERE: Ron & Jan Heverly's, 3778 Crawford Rd, Frankfort (just south of Demerly Rd, on the west side. Watch for signs)
WHY: Planting native wildflowers helps increase the pollinators' habitat, population, and productivity!
Cider and treats will be provided. This event is free to the public, suggested donation is $5-$10. Please park on Crawford road, however, handicapped folks may use the driveway.
For further information, please contact Aimé Merizon, Outreach Coordinator, 231.882.4391 x 11; firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's time for our annual fall collection of macroinvertebrates (ok, BUGS) from the Platte River and the Betsie River!
MEET: Saturday, October 15, at 9 am, BCD office
CONTACT: John Ransom, Conservation Specialist, 231-882-4391 or email@example.com.
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We've decided to forego the Farms of Benzie apple tour this fall. Why? Well, honestly, all the apple orchards are busting with fruit and the farmers were so busy, we thought we'd give them a break! However, we suggest the following sources for roadtrips and recipes for these luscious fall treats:
FACTS: Apples are Michigan’s largest and most valuable fruit crop—with 900 apple farms and 37,000 acres of apples. As the third-largest apple producer in the country, Michigan generates an estimated economic impact of $700 million annually from the fall fruit. Nom, nom, crunch, crunch!