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Pollinator Supportive efforts at Extension

Posted by Morgan White on February 26, 2020

East Central Illinois Master Naturalists just formed a Pollinator Taskforce. They are focused on getting more pollinator plants into the community and planning programs associated with pollinators and pollinator plants.


The Extension team created some wonderful handouts that have native plant suggestions for 5 types of habitat. We have been handing those out like crazy. PDFs can be found at (


We have the pollinator pocket program (see link above)


Educational Programs held (just ECIMN, does not include programs organized by master gardener programs):


March 18, 2019 – Making Pollinator Habitat Work on the Modern Landscape

May 16, 2019 – Wildflowers

July 15, 2019 – Champaign Prairie Areas

July 22, 2019 – Buzz on Native Bees

August 19, 2019 – Illinois Monarch Project

January 27, 2020 – Native Plants in the Landscape


They just had a table at the Mudpuppy festival and had information on pollinators for children


The Master Gardener program in Vermilion County is mostly organic (unless something crazy happens). The Master Gardeners in Champaign put in a native pollinator garden last year at the IDEA garden on campus.


In the training for MG and MN we talk about pollinators, native plants, and pest management.