Butterfly Byway Workshop to be Held in Brewster

If you've been following the Center's news on pollinators, you know that an effort to increase awareness of and habitat for pollinators is currently underway in several Nebraska communities. 

One exciting effort, the Pollination = Preservation Project, is taking place in the Nebraska Sandhills, where the Center for Rural Affairs, the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway and the Loup Basin RC&D are working with landowners to create the "Butterfly Byway," a network of pollinator gardens certified by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA).   

As part of it's role in the project, the Center is co-facilitating educational workshops for landowners along the Byway.  The next workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the Sandhills Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast, 83445 North Loup Spur in Brewster, Neb., at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will include presentations by Amy Hughes, M.S. in Entomology, and Tammy Stuhr, UNL Extension Educator.  

Anyone interested in learning more about pollinators, establishing or enhancing a pollinator garden, or being included in the Butterfly Byway is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Janet Sanders, Executive Director of the Loup Basin RC&D and a member of the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway, at info@loupbasinrcd.org or 308.346.3393.