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Woodstock to install pollinator garden in Dick Tracy Way Park

WOODSTOCK – Butterflies, bees and other threatened insects soon will find solace in Dick Tracy Way Park, near downtown Woodstock, thanks to a grant from ComEd.

ComEd has granted the city of Woodstock its 2017 Openlands Green Region award of $7,500 to be used to establish a pollinator garden.

The 50-foot-by-50-foot “Mariposa Meander” garden will be designed in the fall and installed next spring, according to a news release from the city of Woodstock.

The garden will feature a gravel path; stump seating; pollinator plants such as mature swamp milkweed, which attract Monarch butterflies; and bilingual educational signs.

The lot is adjacent to other grant-funded projects, including Peace Park and Labyrinth pathways, and it is near the nature trails at Ryders Woods, according to the release.

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