Can We Make Bemidji Ave. a 'L2L' Neighborhood?
Birds, Bees & Butterflies - Bemidji, and the Beltrami County Soil and Water District are looking for homeowners, businesses, and other property owners who might be willing to participate in a Lawns to Legumes (L2L) Demonstration Neighborhood Grant Project. The goal is to create a 'habitat corridor' for pollinators along Bemidji Ave; from 1st Street to Paul Bunyan Avenue. This might involve planting a 'pocket' butterfly garden; converting part of your lawn into wildflowers and grasses; or adding flowering trees and shrubs to your landscape.
You don't have to make a commitment right now. We just want to find out who might be interested. Register and we'll get back to you ASAP. Thanks
For a great guide on creating habitat in your yard for pollinators, check out this recent publication from the Board of Soil and Water Resources: "Planting for Pollinators".