South Point Comfort Preservation Pollinator Habitat and the USDA invite you to learn about pollination.
On August 18, 2021 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm the USDA will be providing information on what to expect the first few years of pollination. Contact Merrie Schamberger at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Three landowners on South Point Comfort Road came together in June of 2019 to establish Monarch and other pollinator habitat on what was once cropland. The 5.5 acre field had been in hay for years but now is bursting with color and activity.
The pollinator habitat attracts many native bees, butterflies, and birds. Pollinator populations have decreased tremendously over the last decade in part, due to habitat loss. One in every three bites of food we consume would not be possible without pollinators.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided technical assistance to the landowners with an initial site visit in 2018 to get a vision of what they wanted. A wetland scrape and pollinator habitat were decided upon. NRCS, along with Winnebago County Land and Water Conservation Department, designed the scrape and pollinator planting. The scrape was constructed in the fall of 2018 and the pollinator planting done in spring of 2019. NRCS provided financial assistance for the scrape and plantings.
Please note the pollinator habitat is on PRIVATE PROPERTY and not open to the public. At the site you will find signs posted to not enter due to disrupting the pollination process. Pollinator projects can not be interrupted.