Holton designates acre of Prairie Lake grounds as pollinator area
The K-16 Chapter of Quail Forever’s plan to plant a “pollinator area” at Holton’s Prairie Lake will benefit more than just quail, the Holton City Commission learned on Monday before approving the plan.
Greg Tanking, Holton street superintendent and a member of the Quail Forever chapter, proposed planting perennial flowers in an area near the entrance to the Prairie Lake grounds that will be designated as a pollinator area, designed to encourage growth of the area’s quail population.
“One of our big pushes is to try to fix the habitat,” Tanking said. “The theory is, if you get the habitat back right, the birds will come back.”