VO: Plant Pairie Violet for Butterflies
Volunteers Needed Sept. 17!
Help us plant prairie violet seedlings for our regal fritillary butterflies
We need volunteers to help us plant 500 prairie violet seedlings at the Denton Prairie at 10 a.m., Sept. 17.
The prairie violet is a major food source for the regal fritillary butterfly, identified as a Tier 1 Species of Greatest Conservation Need by the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project.
While the Denton Prairie was planted to a high diversity, local ecotype tall grass prairie mix in 2014, the mix did not include the prairie violet. Our partners at Prairie Plains Resource Institute have painstakingly collected seed by hand from remnant prairies in Nebraska and have offered to help us plant 500 seedlings.
No experience is necessary--Prairie Plains Greenhouse Manager and Educator Sarah Bailey will instruct you how to plant.
Please join us on Sept. 17 to help us create a little "fritillary nursery" for our butterflies along the Prairie Corridor. The Denton Prairie is located at 9605 W. 3rd Street in Denton. Public parking is available one block north at the Denton Community Center. Dress for the weather. Sturdy shoes and gloves are recommended. RAIN DATE: 10 a.m., Sept. 20.
Lincoln Parks Foundation
3131 "O" Street, Suite 301
Lincoln, NE 68510
Maggie Stuckey, Executive Director: email@example.com