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Each year the Green Ribbon Initiative, a partnership of local conservation groups, celebrates Blue Week - a week dedicated to the Oak Openings region of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. This year, the Library has partnered with the Olander Parks System to deliver some virtual learning for this special event.
The Oak Openings is a rare ecosystem composed of oak savanna and grassland prairie. Part of this ecosystem exists at the Library’s own King Road Branch with a prairie grass meadow - an important place for insect pollinators, butterflies and birds.
The video below provides an overview of the importance of prairie grass, the greater Oak Openings region and gives you some helpful tips to make a simple, eco-friendly bird feeder with household supplies as you celebrate Blue Week at home, or by venturing into the great outdoors while practicing safe social distancing.
Happy Blue Week!