Pollinators

National Pollinator Week: Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Plant a Pollinator Pocket! Plant a "pocket" of flowers that attract and nurture pollinators in your own yard. The pollinator pockets described on this site will make it easy to select, plant and maintain. 

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A regional guide for farmers, land managers and gardeners in the prairie parkland - temperate province area of Illinois

Pollinator Garden Design: Native plants for attracting pollinators

Pollinator Partnership Learning Center: Explore and learn all about pollinators 

The Importance of Pollinators: Learn more about various pollinators and their roles in the ecosystem, as well as current threats to their health and survival. 

Protecting Bees from Pesticides

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Map

Bird Gardening

Audubon Society: Guide to North American Birds: A comprehensive guide to birds of North America 

Bird Gardening Basics: Birds are beneficial in our gardens. They add color, liveliness, movement and music to the garden. Birds provide a natural form of pest control by eating huge quantities of insects. areas. 

How to Make Your Yard Bird Friendly: Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change. 

Native Plants for Birds: Bring birds to your home today by growing native plants. With Audubon's Native Plant Database, you can find the best plants for the birds in your area. Growing bird-friendly plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful, easy to care for, and better for the environment.