NISSWA -- The Nisswa Garden Club and the Minnesota DNR have started a butterfly garden along the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Nisswa.
Funded by DNR Trails and Waterways, Phase I of this project will provide a colorful display of native plants and food for butterflies. DNR employees and garden club volunteers began planting last Wednesday. The garden club will help maintain project, which may take several years to complete.
Nisswa Garden Club member Angela Carson planted northern bedstraw along the Paul Bunyan Trail in downtown Nisswa.
After evaluating this year's planting, the DNR and garden club will begin discussions for future phases of the DNR's plans for the property.
Bob Draving of Nisswa and Angela Anderson of the DNR planted native prairie grasses in the Nisswa butterfly garden along the Paul Bunyan Trail.
Wild lupine grows along another section of the Paul Bunyan Trail. The plants were put into the butterfly garden in Nisswa and should look like this in a couple of years.
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