Special to the Courier

The Jefferson County Pollinator Action Group will resume meeting next week after taking the summer off.

The one-hour meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Room 2010 at Ivy Tech Community College Madison campus.

Vicki Wehner, coordinator of the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District and leader of the pollinator group, said plans for a maintenance workshop for habitats sponsored by the group will be discussed, as will planning for the group’s future.

The Pollinator Action Group, which began meeting in April 2018 is open to anyone interested in learning about insects and other animals that pollinate plants.

In the spring, using a grant from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, the Pollinator Action Group planted six habitats. Wehner will update the group on how the plots are doing. In an email to the group, she said five were doing well when she checked them July 31.

The Pollinator Action Group also sold almost 6,000 pollinator plants this spring.