Hey Gardeners and, you Folks who are interested in roadside extended acreage and the attributes of the Federal Farm Bill Crop Reserve Program – here is an opportunity to explore the needs and processes of habitat management issues, the “how to” in techniques and seeding. The Overseers of Fugate Woods are inviting the Public to a Grassland Pollinator Field Day that will be held as a “stop-by” program from 9am to noon on Tuesday, November 24th. It is an “in-the-field” event and will be held at the Bluestem Trail located at the corner of 2300 E and 900 N Roads – you can follow the Prairie Lands Foundation Event signs for parking.
One of the primary purposes for this open air working seminar is to answer questions for small gardening and agriculture applications and to give options for establishing habitat to support the threatened pollinator populations both regionally and, worldwide. Air Flo and drilled techniques will be utilized and the presentation will address need, process, seed availability and habitat management issues during the Fugate Woods restoration over-seeding project that will be in progress.
This opportunity is sponsored by the Illinois Pheasants Forever, Illinois Quail Forever, Illinois Clean Energy Community Habitat Grant, Fugate Woods/Prairie Lands Foundation, and Crop Production Services so you’ve got a lot of experienced organizations involved ready to answer your questions on how to make your home garden or your roadsides or your country open areas into a friendlier environment for the infrastructure of Mother Nature and everyone’s enjoyment.
So, check it out – it’s out on the northeast edge of Fairbury and you can see why Fugate Woods is a great place to do a “walk about” for you and the family – it’s in the hands of good people that care. For more info you can check the Park’s particulars out on their website www.fugatewoods.org