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Native plant sale is a win-win-win

 

June 25, 2021

Jana Peterson

SWCD District 2 supervisor and board chair Russell Kurhajetz brings Molly Henrick her pollinator plant kit. A butterfly lover, Henrick was one of many people who purchased native plant and seed kits, which provide critical habitat for bees, butterflies, songbirds and many other types of wildlife that use the vegetation for shelter and food.

Every summer, Molly Henrick and her kids collect monarch eggs near their rural Blackhoof home and take care of them until they grow into butterflies. Henrick figures they release about 500 butterflies a year.

So when she heard about the native plant kits and seed mixes being sold through Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District, and found out there was a set specifically for pollinators, she jumped at the opportunity.

"I don't think people realize the chances of those eggs making it to butterflies aren't very high," Henrick said, citing that there are flies that will lay eggs on the cat...



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