MDC Partners with Pettis County R-12

MDC Partners with Pettis County R-12
Posted on 08/29/2022
Butterfly Habitat Demonstration Garden
The Missouri Department of Conservation partnered with the Pettis County R-XII School District in Dresden to create habitat for pollinating insects and wildlife on the school property.  The district was awarded the MDC's Community Conservation Grant to convert 3 acres of non-wildlife friendly fescue hay land to a diverse mix of native wildflowers, milkweeds & legumes.  The new planting will provide habitat for Monarch butterflies as well as for a variety of other pollinating species, songbirds, and small game such as rabbits & quail.  The Central Missouri Quail Forever Chapter partnered with this effort by providing labor to complete the conversion, and coordinated a Youth Monarch Event at the school.  At this event, the Dresden 4th grade class got to learn about the value of pollinating insects and their habitats.  The students also had the opportunity to help plant the native seed. 


 Pictured in the photo, from left to right, is Daniel Richardson, Joe White, and Dale Yelton of the Central Missouri Quail Forever Chapter and Dave Niebruegge, Private Land Conservationist with the Missouri Department of Conservation.