Boy Scout Project to Protect Bees Finds Home on Illinois Prairie Path

Runners will see a new site along the Illinois Prairie Path in Elmhurst this spring. As part of his Eagle Scout project, local Boy Scout Nathan Moskal built a bee box which was installed along the Illinois Prairie Path recently. This large wooden structure has hundreds of holes in it, which provide a place for solitary bees to lay their eggs and bring better pollination to the surrounding area.
 
These bee boxes provide shelter for solitary bees, which, contrary to honeybees or bumblebees, do not sting or live in hives. They are, however, excellent pollinators, so increasing their population helps our natural environment thrive as well. Learn more from Nathan Moskal about his project, bee boxes and solitary bees on our Animal Awareness page.