Possible Grant Opportunities
Bee and Butterfly Fund
Will provide free seed for 2-25 acres of prairie. Must be approved through application process to receive.
Applications are accepted year-round.
Pheasants/Quail Forever Pollinator Grants
Grants of up to $500 from local chapter and $500 matching from federal dollars. For Pollinator programs.
Wildlife Education Grant – ODNR Division of Wildlife $500/year. Grants can fund multiple projects at one location, but only one grant is permitted each fiscal year (July 1-June 30). ANYTHING that promotes wildlife. Native plantings, nesting boxes, signage, field trips, research, etc.
Where to Buy Ohio Native Plants
Where to Buy Ohio Native Seed
***Never plant Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian Sunflower) - they are invasive in any soil
YOUTUBE video must see
How to Establish Prairies
Identifying Plants and Any kind of Animal
SEEK APP by iNaturalist
Formal Prairie Plant Use Examples
https://www.myhomepark.com/collections/16-plant-gardens - 12 formal, native garden ideas
Examples of Pollinator Species
YouTube Videos of Pollinator Gardens
Simple Planting of Small Pollinator Garden
Free garden plan software
Gardena.com (limited icons)
Inexpensive garden plan software
Smallblueprinter.com ($38, or free for schools/not-for-profit, lots of icons, customizable)
Various Native Garden Articles and Websites
Home Page: https://www.xerces.org/