Pollinator & Wildlife Habitat

July 2018

Bird on sign

Work is progressing on our Pollinator & Wildlife Habitat at the corner of Barnett Avenue and Amsterdam Road that is certified by MONARCHWATCH.ORG as WAYSTATION #19178 in support of the conservation and preservation of the beloved, endangered Monarch butterfly and it’s spectacular annual migration.


A Pollinator & Wildlife Habitat group has been formed to participate in Monarchwatch activities; and to further enhance, develop and maintain the Habitat. Church & community members of all ages who are interested in learning more about this group may contact Bob & Shelley Benchoff at 717-749-5202.






1 2_of_3The milkweed and wildflower area has been enhanced with a new mulched and cultivated nectar plants garden between the entrances to the mowed walking path.  


Newly Planted__Path Walking Path 

The first and second of three sunflower plantings has been completed and when the sunflowers are in bloom group members will host and cut sunflowers at advertised times for church and community members. Each family will be given sunflowers with a limit of five per visit. Everyone is encouraged to take as many photos as desired.


Sunflowers 3_of_9

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For safety, all parking is in the church parking lot, access is by using the front sidewalk to the south end of the church and then across the lawn to the Habitat.

Sunflowers 1_of_9

Come take a walk and enjoy this important environmental ministry as it grows into a site of natural beauty and provides a life-sustaining habitat for the pollinators and other wildlife.









This important environmental wildlife ministry is also a site of natural beauty for the congregation and community to enjoy.



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