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The PoCo sign appears in front of a beautiful pollinator meadow at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds.  PoCo contributed seeds of many species of nectar and host plants when this meadow was planted.

PoCo's one-acre restoration project known as the Thicket Patch was started in 2017 to restore the native habitat and enhance it with flowering pollinator plants and monarch host plants.  Many mature oak trees and Manzanita bushes in this area were burned heavily by the intense Monument Fire in 2011.  A flora of the Thicket Patch, with currently 165 species of native plants, is documented on the SEINet database at http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/checklists/checklist.php?clid=4992&pid=1


In front of the Carr House in the Huachuca Mountains is a small pollinator garden maintained by volunteers of the Friends of Huachuca Mountains.  


In the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains is native plant habitat that has attracted over 200 species of birds as well as numerous pollinators.   


The PoCo garden sign and Tucson Audubon's Important Bird Area (IBA) sign appear in front of the directors' back yard that borders the Coronado National Forest.

This wildlife habitat garden with locally native plants as well as high-nectar flowering plants for pollinators has recorded around 190 species of birds, 118 butterflies, 40 grasshoppers, 2 nectar-feeding bats, and countless native bees, wasps and beetles.  


The habitat is Madrean oak woodland that meets native grassland.