Mason City Pollinator Habitat - RETIRED
Mason City, Illinois, United States
Certified through 2022
About the Program
Mason City Pollinator Habitat is a 1.5 acre area in Illinois designed by a project team at Bayer to promote, restore and maintain habitat for monarch butterflies. The project team uses active management to create an area of ideal habitat for pollinators which is actively monitored to determine what conservation actions need to be implemented to promote the habitat.
Practices and Impacts
- The grassland habitat is managed for pollinator habitat and planted with preferred host, pollen and nectar plant species
- The team actively manages the grassland through controlled burns and mowing, in order to maintain the health of the plants and provide ample habitat for pollinators. The area is also monitored and managed for invasive species
- Native vegetation is monitored annually with percent coverage and type of plant species documented. A full plant inventory was collected in 2019 as well. Monitoring information has allowed staff to determine the site has been successful in attracting native pollinator species.
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