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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

Visit the Pollinators and Pollination Resource page for tip sheets, videos and more on smart gardening to protect pollinators.


  • Making caterpillar art

    Art inspired science exploration

    Published on October 11, 2018

    Youth at Alcona Elementary made caterpillars while learning about pollinators as part of their pollinator garden project.

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    Revitalizing neighborhoods with pollinator education, community spaces

    Published on October 1, 2018

    Detroit is transforming every single day. One neighborhood key to the city’s evolution is Brightmoor. Its biggest champion is Rosalyn Flint, a community activist and local business owner, who is spearheading the Cross Pollination Corridor Project.

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Gardening in Michigan

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.

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