As part of larger regional and national efforts, the Barrington Area Conservation Trust is creating stepping stone habitats in our community for the breeding and migration
of monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Throughout this past year, we have worked with community members and organizations in establishing 34 monarch gardens throughout the community. Additionally, students from our classrooms and summer interships have planted over 1000 milkweed and other native plants at two of our preserves. In November, students from Barrington High School as well as local scout troops furthered our efforts through a large scale seeding project dispersing 47.6 pounds of pollinator seed mix at Pederson Preserve. This 5.6 parcel is across from Barrington High School. Funding for this project was in part by The Barrington Women’s Club, The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.