New butterfly habitat on display Saturday on North Side

YOUNGSTOWN — Visitors are guaranteed to see one giant butterfly at the new butterfly habitat from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on Ohio and West Dennick avenues on the North Side.

Neighbors and students pulled together over the summer to transform a pair of vacant, overgrown city lots into a bright spot, according to a news release from the Mahoning County Land Bank.

They cut the grass, raked up leaves, cleaned debris and with the help of a local landscaper, planted pollinator-friendly perennial flowers and plants in an attractive design.

At the center of it all is the outline of a monarch butterfly made entirely of painted and unpainted tires.