Members of Ottoville High School’s Environmental Science class measure plot areas and spray paint lines on the sod prior to its removal and cultivation of the soil beneath. The eight 9-by-9-foot plots will be transformed into naturalized prairie gardens where students and the general public can enjoy massive splashes of color, the evolution of performing plants and the abundance of wildlife attracted to and living in the ecosystem. Students pictured, from the left, are Ali Eickholt, Kendra Eickholt, Marissa Pohlabel and Tim Feasel. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
OTTOVILLE — High school students in Susan Jones’ Environmental Science class are moving forward with Land Lab plans working diligently on establishing naturalized prairie plots—an ongoing conservation effort—to attract Monarch butterflies.