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Limestone, IL

Hawkins Park

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Project funded by the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation through their Chicago Region Land Conservation Grant.

Goal: Limestone Township Park District and Kankakee County SWCD partnered together to increase native habitat at Hawkins Park in Kankakee. By planting native trees and shrubs and expanding the prairie, we are able to  provide beneficial habitat to pollinators. 

Accomplished:  

  • Prairie habitat expanded in January 2020

  • 57 native trees and shrubs were planted in June 2020

  • Pollinator surveys started in May 2020 - ending in September 2020

Pollinator Surveys

Pollinator surveys are taking place bi-weekly during the months of May-September 2020. 

 

Study is comparing pollinator abundance between wildflower habitat and grass habitat.

 

Click here to see the results so far!

 

The results are currently showing there are more pollinators found in the prairie habitat versus the grass. 

 

Why is this important? The results are showing grass does not provide the resources native pollinators need like native plants do. 

Helpful Resources

Seed Identification

Click each photo to learn more about the wildflower!

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Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

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Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

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Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa

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Common Milweed

Asclepias syriaca

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Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

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Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

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Royal Catchfly

Silene regia

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Bourbonnais, IL 60914

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