NEW: Urban landscapes can be designed to welcome pollinators. Which plants, shrubs and trees we select and how we care for them can make a difference in supporting bees and butterflies. Learn how to protect and increase pollinators in your landscape. “Protecting and enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes for the U.S. North Central Region” provides information for landscapers and gardeners who want to attract pollinators and protect them during pest management tactics.
Smart Gardening to Protect Pollinators Tip Sheets
- NEW: Smart gardening to support monarchs
- NEW: Smart lawn care to protect pollinators
- Gardening for pollinators: Smart plants to support pollinators
- Invite pollinators to your garden by creating a smart habitat
- Updated: Smart lawn alternatives to protect pollinators
Visit the Pollinators and Pollination Resource page for tip sheets, videos and more on smart gardening to protect pollinators.
Published on July 5, 2018
This workshop will provide information about identifying and monitoring squash bees, an important native pollinator of cucurbits.
Published on June 22, 2018
Are you interested in learning more about what you can do to invite more butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to your garden? Did you know that these pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day?
Michigan is a great place to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and landscape plants. MSU Extension offers many resources including the popular Master Gardener Volunteer Program.