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Plant This, Not That –

How to create a haven for wildlife using native plants with Kristy Belaney.


Sunday, August 18 12pm – 2pm

Friends Of Conneaut Creek Metropark (FOCC)


What grade would a pollinator give your garden?


Join me at my wildflower garden to discuss the issues surrounding pollinator decline and why this problem affects us all. Learn how you can help birds, bees and butterflies thrive by creating a beautiful and balanced ecosystem in your own backyard using native plants.


Special guests of honor at the program will be live Monarch butterflies in various stages of life, raised personally by myself. This iconic pollinator in particular has undergone a drastic decline in population over the last decade and is now facing endangerment. The adult butterflies will be released at the conclusion of the program.


Bring a chair and portable water. Restroom facilities are available at the park.



Friends of Conneaut Creek Metropark

27 Blakeslee Rd


August 18th, 2019 Noon – 2pm

Last year, Naturalist Kristy Belaney hand raised and released over 160 monarch butterflies into this beautiful native pollinator garden. Kristy with the help of  her family, volunteered to establish this pollinator garden three years ago. Come and tour her garden and learn through her presentation how to plant your own backyard garden and what you can do to help our pollinators.  Free and open  for all ages. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a lawn chair, bottled water.

Photo courtesy of Kristy Belaney