Creating Bird and Butterfly Habitat at Middle School
|A tiny butterfly on bloodberry (Cordia globosa), which is one of the native species|
that will be planted at Fort Myers Middle Academy on Tuesday
|The school corridor to be planted|
|FNPS Coccoloba Chapter President|
Martha Grattan shoveling mulch
at Fort Myers Middle Academy
After the planting is finished, the school will be provided with a plant maintenance manual . Monthly visits will also take place to monitor the new landscape's progress.
Fort Myers Middle Academy, located at 3050 Central Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901, was in the news in March when student Jeffery Thompson won the Lee County Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word ESCARGOT. The school, which celebrates its 60th year anniversary this year, is in one of the most economically challenged areas of the city.
Would you like to learn more about native plants and landscaping in southwest Florida? Do you want to help a school that deserves our attention? Call (239) 273-8945 to learn how you can participate. Visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org for more information about the Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
Below are some work-in-progress photos. Looking great, Coccoloba Chapter!
|Already an improvement!|
posted by Laurie Sheldon