Berksdale continues to reap recognition for environmental stewardship. We recently received a placard announcing our partnership with “Monarchs in the Rough”, an outreach of Audubon International. For several years, Superintendent Reed Holly has been establishing wildflowers and native grasses in our out-of-play areas. His efforts to encourage milkweed for the threatened monarch have paid off, with a significant population increase noted last year (see “Golf Maintenance Updates”, 9/14/17). Our new placard has been placed at the dry pond adjacent to Berksdale’s #3 green, where numerous milkweed plants are marked with red stakes. Also of note at #3 is the bat house directly behind the green and bluebird houses to the right. For more information, visit monarchsintherough.org, batcon.org, bvbluebirds.com, or moc.a1669783954opvvb1669783954@bydn1669783954ew1669783954.