Staff and volunteers from The Muskoka Conservancy were on hand today (September 28) to help Huntsville Public School grade five and grade six students and their teachers plant butterfly gardens in the school yard. The students have been learning about biodiversity in the school’s science program and have been discussing the importance of pollinators. They planted three gardens – two adjacent to the front door and one in the corner of Centre Street N and Caroline Street W.
Partial funding for the project came from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. A variety of butterfly-attracting plants were provided by The Conservancy for the project. Materials for the beds were donated by Muskoka Stonescape and Windermere Garden Centre.