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Hoisington plot returned to native roots

This area, the Shop Creek Nature Area in south Hoisington, is being restored to its prairie roots. In the next few years, there will be native flowers and plants and a walking path open to the public.

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HOISINGTON —With vision, a love for the outdoors and the peaceful, native Kansas prairie, Terry Nech of Hoisington will be restoring the Shop Creek Nature Area to its natural state. It is located in south Hoisington on Vine St.
Already, elderberries, currants, American plums, red cedar, tiger lilies, chokecherries are planted, along with a bench for sitting. Terry is committed to mowing a trail for walking and wants adult and children to come out and enjoy the area.
“Target species for the area are pollinators, birds and bats,” said Nech. “Bats are excellent insectivores.” He would like to plant various ...

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