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Links  to Help You Help Pollinators

The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.

Bees do have a smell, you know,
and if they don't they should, for their feet
are dusted with spices from a million flowers.

                                 Ray Bradbury

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. For over forty years, the Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.

The goal of our bee research at the University of Minnesota is to promote the health of bee pollinators. We work as a team to provide the richest learning environment for students at all levels and from all backgrounds.

The Tallgrass Prairie Center is a strong advocate of progressive, ecological approaches utilizing native vegetation to provide environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits for the public good. The Center is in the vanguard of roadside vegetation management, native Source Identified seed development, and prairie advocacy. The Center primarily serves the Upper Midwest Tallgrass Prairie Region and is a model for similar efforts nationally and internationally.  

Monarch butterfly populations are declining due to loss of habitat.  To assure a future for monarchs, conservation and restoration of milkweeds needs to become a national priority.

Chip Taylor, Director, Monarch Watch

These hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. Often we may not notice the hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar. Yet without them, wildlife would have fewer nutritious berries and seeds, and we would miss many fruits, vegetables, and nuts, like blueberries, squash, and almonds . . . not to mention chocolate and coffee…all of which depend on pollinators

Prairie Plains Resource Institute has been celebrating the land and its people since 1980! A nonprofit educational land trust, we’re dedicated to creating opportunities on the land for people of all ages. We offer a full calendar of events on our seven Nebraska prairie preserves, consultation for landowners and agencies regarding high-diversity prairie restoration, an award-winning nature day camp for elementary students and much, much more.

We educate about, protect and restore prairies and savannas of the upper Midwest.

For 51 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving

Missouri's prairies and other native grasslands, some of the most imperiled habitats on the planet.

Plant Iowa Native works to promote, educate, and create awareness of the use of native plants for horticultural, conservation, and habitat-improvement across Iowa.

The Iowa Prairie Network is a grass-roots, volunteer, organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Iowa's prairie heritage. IPN was formed in 1990 by Iowans concerned that our prairie heritage was disappearing. People needed an organization that would bring those who know about prairie together with those who wanted to learn, to form a network of advocacy for Iowa's natural heritage.

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Thank you to

Girl Scout Daisy Jenna Miller

for bringing the links below to our attention!

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Rose at

Old Louisville Student Conservation Association

thought it would be helpful for everyone to gain knowledge of--or refresh their memory on--how prairie plants grow, so she provided this link. Thank you, Rose!

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