Come lend a hand for the butterflies!
We’ve teamed up with the Jr/Sr High Science Club and the Town of Crothersville to create a pollinator habitat at Countryside Park. The community has used this park for years to play softball and have fun – and in the last few years they have added hiking trails in the woods, a cross country course, a campfire ring, a play area, and a giant swing in a big, old oak tree.
Now, we’re helping them add a place for pollinators……and we need your help!
Join us at 3:15pm this Thursday, May 16, at Countryside Park (directions below). We’ll be planting a ~10’x~50′ demonstration habitat based on the Science Club members’ designs. The habitat will help the native pollinators that we all need (butterflies, bees, birds, etc.) – and park visitors will be able to learn about pollinators and enjoy the beautiful native wildflowers. Come ready to help however you can: we’ll have heavy jobs (moving mulch) and lighter ones (watering and planting plants), plus everything in between. We’ll have some members of the Jr/Sr High Science Club helping, too. Everyone is welcome!
This planting is funded by a grant that the Town received from the Community Foundation of Jackson County. The grant is also paying for trail work, signs (including signs about pollinators), and hands-on activities with the Science Club members.
Directions to Countryside Park
If you’re a Crothersville native, you may know this as the park with the softball fields. For everyone else:
Go to the Crothersville Public Library, 120 W Main St, Crothersville, IN 47229. It’s at the corner of West Main Street and US Hwy 31.
Go West on West Main Street for 0.7 miles.
Turn Right onto S. County Road 1000 East.
Go about 1/2 mile, and the park is on your right.
Turn in after the softball fields, at the last (northern) entrance. We’ll be just beyond the softball field, getting to work. We hope to see you there!