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Monarchs Thrive at Easement Site

Thursday, September 20, 2018


The following photo was taken at a federal easement site that the WRWMG has been working on since 2015. The conservation work that took place on the property included invasive species removal, tree and shrub establishment, and shallow water habitat pool installation.

Shallow water habitat pools are intended to be seasonally wet after rain and snow melt but will then dry up for a portion of the year. During the spring, these pools provide important reproductive habitat for native amphibians, and as you can see, butterflies also love to use the New England aster flowers for pollination!