Seed Bombing While Bicycling Saves Bees and Monarchs

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The Great Seed Bomb, a 15-mile casual fun ride from the Crystalle Waggoner trailhead to the 183/Jacksboro High- way trailhead benefiting bees, butterflies and other pollinators, will make its inaugural run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., November 14, in Fort Worth.

Xerxes Conservation Society-approved seed balls made of clay, organic compost and native, non-GMO milkweed and wildflower seed will be thrown from bicycles. Registration is at 8 a.m. A portion of the money raised from tickets, sponsorships, vendors and contributions will be donated to local environmental nonprofits and organizations to keep the work going.

National Geographic magazine indicates an average loss of 45 percent of hives across all U.S. the last few years. Some sources say that up to 90 percent of the monarch butterfly population is gone due to the use of Roundup herbicide.

Cost is $16.50 plus fee for children 12 and under, $39.50 plus fee for adults. Start/end point is Clear Fork Food Truck Park, 1541 Merrimac Cir., Fort Worth. To register (includes goodie bag and T-shirt), visit Prekindle.com/thegreatseedbomb. For more information, call Jillian Jordan at 940-453-9131 or visit GreatSeedBomb.org. See ad, page 36.

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