McLean County Greenways and Pollinator Pathways

Date: Monday, February 10th, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)

McLean County Greenways are corridors of land and water that connect places and people in McLean County, Illinois.  These open spaces are located within natural or manmade areas and protect habitats, wildlife, and resources.  They often contain trails or paths for alternative transportation, offer recreational opportunities, and add to the quality of life.  Our Wild Ones chapter is a Greenways participant with a unique focus on creating greenways for pollinators, known as pollinator pathways.

In this program, Dee Frautschi will show us how to access the map of McLean County Greenways and perhaps help us discover local greenways we didn’t know existed and that we might want to visit.  We will also learn how pollinator pathways function and how we as Wild Ones members can create a healthy vibrant habitat for pollinators.

Presenter Bio:
Dee Frautschi is an Illinois Grand Prairie Master Naturalist and chair for the McLean County Greenways Advisory Committee.  She and her husband, Alan Bedell, have reforested their five acres over a 40 year period to make it wildlife friendly as certified by the National Wildlife Federation.  Dee’s personal mission is to connect others with the nature in their own backyards.  She photographs, writes and presents about the nature she sees and learns about.  With a passion for hummingbirds, she has presented over 125 hummingbird education programs and founded Hummingbirds Anonymous, a group page with over 60,000 members.


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