Did you know that about every 3 bites of food depends on Pollinators?
Pollinators are an important part of our communities and their protection is an important part of conservation! Below are several resources to learn more about pollinators and how to get involved in their conservation in your community.
Mason State Tree NurseryMason State Tree Nursery is Illinois' only tree nursery, where they specialize in native Illinois eco-type tree seedlings, native plants and pollinator seed mixes. You can learn more about how to order native Illinois plants at their website.
IDNR Division of Education
- Monarch Mania!
- Educational Resources for Pollinators!
- Butterfly Garden Requirements and Plant Lists
- How to Plant and Maintain Native Plants
- Illinois Milkweeds
- Passion for Pollinators
- Native Bees
- Native Plants
Pollinator PartnershipPollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research.
- How You can help pollinators
- The Simple Truth: We Can’t live without them
- Protecting Monarch Brochure
- Pollinator Syndromes
Monarch Watch provides information and resources on monarchs and how to conserve this nearly endangered species. They provide easy ways to get involved with things like monarch tagging and instructions on how to create a Monarch waystation, a place that provides the necessary resources for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.
Monarch Joint Venture
Monarch Joint Venture is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs working together to protect monarch migration across the United States. Their mission is to protect monarchs and their migration by collaborating with partners to deliver habitat conservation, education, and science across the United States.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. They take their name from the now extinct Xerces Blue butterfly, the first butterfly known to got extinct in North America as a result of human activities.
- Nests for Native Bees
- Protecting Bees from Neonicotinoids Insecticides in your Garden
- Pollinator Plants Midwest Region
- Monarch Conservation