Kent County: Wed, May 2 @ 6:00 PM, Eagle Park, 3260 Eagle Park Dr NE, Room 105, Grand Rapids, MI
These workshops will provide an overview of value grasslands provide on a landscape. They will also provide information on where to find seed and how to plant it, what financial and technical resources are available to assist you in creating and managing grassland habitats, and will showcase the great organizations who are here to help improve our habitats.
Pollinator Habitat Designation Criteria:
- Half acre minimum, with an average 100-foot width.
- Minimum cover type requirement for nesting and pollinator habitat is a mix of at least 4 native grasses and a minimum of 10 native forbs/legumes, with at least 2 species per blossom period (spring, summer, fall) and 2 native species of milkweed. (Forbs/legumes are broad-leafed plants, like wildflowers. The reason for having the diverse set of wildflowers within specific blossom periods so that the fields have blooming flowers available for the pollinators for the maximum amount of time. Also, we want to have to species of milk week for the benefit of the Monarch butterfly, a species that has reduced 90% over the past ten years.)
- Member or neighbor of a wildlife cooperative (or want to help start one in your area)
- Barry County: Tues, April 17 @ 7:00 PM, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI
- Berrien/Cass/St. Joseph County: Tues, April 24 @ 5:30 PM, Camp Friedenswald,15406 Watercress Way, Cassopolis, MI
- Ingham County: Mon, April 30 @ 6:30 PM, Wilson Tallent Center, Rooms 505/506, 611 Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI
- Mecosta County: Wed, April 25 @ 6:000 PM, Hinton Township Hall, 3 Mile Rd/90th Ave, Lakeview, MI