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Something’s buzzing at BEA

Britney Milazzo
Britney Milazzo Centre Daily Times, file

A pollinator garden at Bald Eagle Area High School is in full bloom.

Located in a former grassy island in the parking lot, the garden provides food and habitat for insects and animals.

District spokeswoman Rose Hoover said the garden was established “several years ago” by students in BEA’s agriculture program as part of a project-based learning project.

“A variety of native plants were planted to attract different pollinators,” she said. “These pollinators, in turn, provide the pollination needed to protect plant diversity and food sources.”

BEA partnered with the Penn State Cooperative Extension in the development of a satellite pollinator garden affiliated with the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tom Tudek Memorial Park in Ferguson Township.

The garden is certified as a pollinator garden by Penn State and demonstrates “a community effort to educate BEA students about sustainability,” Hoover said.

Britney Milazzo: 814-231-4648, @M11azzo

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