We met with Mardell Jasnowski, who works for Nebraska’s Nature Conservancy, to find out about the species we are trying to protect. Loss of habitat is the main reason the numbers are going down. Our Roots and Shoots group, in Grand Island, Nebraska, includes students from the elementary, middle school, and high school. We went out to the conservancy’s land armed with trowels and hand gloves. We transplanted violets from land which will have another use, to a plot near thatch grassland. One group worked on transplanting violets to a weed barrier section, all marked and ready for violets.