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Ironwood students plant wildflowers


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

IRONWOOD SECOND graders toss seed balls into bushes along the Iron Belle Trail near the Montreal River Friday. The seed balls contain native wildflowers and are designed as a way to scatter the seeds for planting.

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools' second graders took advantage of the warm weather Friday to plant native wildflower seeds along the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail through the city.

The students split up along the trail to distribute the seed balls they made last month.

The balls are made from a mixture of clay, compost, water and native seeds.

"(The balls) are supposed to explode, and let the native seeds scatter," teacher Michelle Trier told the Daily Globe when the seed balls were made.

Each student was given a bag of seed balls, and randomly tossed them into the tall grass along t...

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