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Miners Memorial Park dedicates butterfly garden


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CAROL ERICKSON explains the monarch databoard in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park Wednesday during a Friends of the Miners Park event to dedicate a new butterfly garden. People can use the board to record information about butterfly sightings in the area.


IRONWOOD - There will hopefully be more butterflies in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park in the upcoming years, after the Friends of the Miners Park dedicated a butterfly garden in the park Wednesday.

The garden had been in the works since 2014, and is located on the park's Sisu Lane.

"We've chosen an area that's out along the Sisu Lane because it has water near it, and because skiers and other people walk past there all the time," Carol Erickson said at the beginning of Friday's dedication.

Organizers will continue to plant wildflowers and mil...

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