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Garden made for butterflies

| September 16, 2013

COSHOCTON – Volunteers helped prepare flowerbeds for a butterfly habitat Sept. 14, at Clary Gardens.

“It’s more than just a garden,” said Chris Campbell from Clary Gardens. “We are specifically planting flowers and perennials that will be nectar and hosts plants for butterflies to come and enjoy and lay their eggs.”

The garden also will be a place for children and adults to come watch the butterflies and learn about them.

“It’s going to be multidimensional,” Campbell said. “It’s going to be extraordinarily beautiful and provide a lot of educational opportunities.”

Plans already have been made to partner with OSU Extension to teach a class from the garden starting in May for children ages 9-12.

“You can get 4-H credit for it, but you don’t have to be a member of 4-H to participate,” Campbell said.

Tracey Wiseman who also works at Clary Gardens was ready to get the new addition to the garden started.

“The butterflies will have everything they need for their whole life cycle,” she said. “It’s really exciting to be able to offer this.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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