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Pollen completely covers the leg of one of nature’s most ambitious pollinators, a bee.
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Photo courtesy of Corinne Frey
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Build a Home Pollinator Garden

Get recognized for building a pollinator garden.

Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota (E1266, Revised August 2019)

This publication summarizes butterfly gardening including identification of butterflies, life cycle, how to plan a butterfly garden, planting a butterfly garden, flowers and host plants of caterpillars.

Insects That Look Like Bees (E1914, April 2019)

Many insects look and even sound like bees in our gardens and yards! This publication summarizes the insects that mimic bees including flies, wasps and moths, and which ones are pollinators.

Meet the Threatened Rare and Endangered Insect Pollinators of North Dakota (E1977, August 2020)

This publication describes the major factors of why are some pollinators in decline, such as habitat loss and pesticides.

Pollination in Vegetable Gardens and Backyard Fruits (H1898, Aug. 2018)

This publication summarizes the process of pollination in different vegetables and fruits grown by the backyard gardeners of North Dakota. Successful pollination is needed for fruit or berry production.

Pollinator Preferences for Selected Aster, False Indigo, Bee Balm and Sedum Flowers in North Dakota (H1962, June 2020)

North Dakotans can nourish pollinators by planting flowers that produce nectar and pollen. However, not all flowering perennials are equal.