Check out FLC’s Latest Pollinator Friendly Beds at the Harris Farm!

September 30, 2021 Conservation Easements, FLC Partners, FLC Pollinator Patches, FLC Projects, FLC Supporters, Habitat & Wildlife, Harris Farm, Land Management Practices

In late September of 2021, FLC and Strata-G employees partnered together, preparing 4 pollinator friendly meadow beds at FLC’s office headquarters Rockford, TN. These new pollinator patches are located a short distance away from another set established last year by Foothills staff.

Pollinator patches are a way to increase the natural beauty around us, decrease the time and resources that we have to invest in maintaining a lawn, benefit local wildlife, and enhance ecosystem services provided with their deeper and more robust root systems.  Seeds utilized for the project include eastern gamma grass highlander, little bluestem, iron weed, purple prairie clover, greyheaded coneflower, and rigid goldenrod just to name a few.

Check out the gallery of photos to learn about the initial process of preparing and sowing these beds. A big thank you to the folks at Strata-G for their ongoing support of FLC’s land conservation programs!

Click here for a list of bird and butterfly species observed by FLC’s biologists at the Harris Farm.

To learn more about FLC’s first pollinator project and land stewardship at the Harris Farm, check out these links:

FLC’s Habitat Related Facebook Posts & Resources Page

FLC’s Habitats & Gardens Page

Harris Farm ‘Our Story’ with Gallery of Images