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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


NDSU Extension Master Gardener Program is encouraging citizens to build new pollinator gardens and bee lawns or transform existing gardens and lawns! You can have your garden designated as a “Certified NDSU Extension Master Gardener Pollinator Garden.”

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Pollinator Publications
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.
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. Some examples of bee mimics described are hover…
This publication describes the major factors of why are some pollinators in decline, such as habitat loss and pesticides. Four pollinators that are poorly known are discussed including the rusty patched bumble bee, the yellow-banded bumble…
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. The role of pollinators in growing…
North Dakotans can nourish pollinators by planting flowers that produce nectar and pollen. However, not all flowering perennials are equal. This publication discusses pollinator preferences for native species and ornamental cultivars of…
This publication helps home gardeners create attractive and functional garden habitat for monarch caterpillars and adults.
Monarch butterflies are a charismatic species whose populations are in decline. Education will help with conservation efforts. This publication explains the butterfly's migration, life cycle, and how to distinguish from monarch lookalikes.
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