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Battlefield in bloom

Perryville Battlefield is looking beautiful right now, as native plants thrive in the summer weather on the rolling hills of western Boyle County. The Friends of Perryville group helped make it possible to seed 700 acres of the historic site with native plantings by securing a $350,000 federal grant, said Joni House, park manager. “We focused a lot on pollinators, since the bees and butterflies really need help,” House said. “It also really helps North American Bobwhite and other threatened grassland birds.”