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Pollinator Gardens

Consult the following sites to find Ohio Native Plants

1. Plant Finder – National Wildlife Federation

https://www.nwf.org/nativeplantfinder/

 

2. Xerces Society for Great Lakes Region

https://www.xerces.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/17-047_03_XercesSoc_Pollinator-Plants_Great-Lakes-Region_web-4page.pdf

 

3. Keystone Plants by Ecoregion – National Wildlife Federation

https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/About/Native-Plants/keystone-plants-by-ecoregion

 

4. Soft Landings – Information on planting under trees including species

https://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/softlandings.html

Possible Grant Opportunities

Bee and Butterfly Fund

https://www.beeandbutterflyfund.org/seed-a-legacy-program.html

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.

https://www.pheasantsforever.org/Conservation/Habitat-Education/Pollinator-Habitat-Outreach-Program/Pollinator-Program-Grants.aspx#:~:text=To%20accomplish%20program%20objectives%2C%20grants,%2C%20Garden%20Club%20etc.)

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.

DNR+9009+Wildlife+Education+Grant+Application.pdf (ohiodnr.gov)

Where to Buy Ohio Native Plants

www.spencenursery.com

https://ohionativegrowers.org/

 

https://www.ohionativeplantmonth.org/native-plant-sources

 

https://www.prairiemoon.com/

 

https://www.prairienursery.com/

 

https://nativesinharmony.com/

Where to Buy Ohio Native Seed

https://www.opnseed.com/

 

https://www.pfhabitatstore.com/store/items/OH/

 

https://www.beeandbutterflyfund.org/purchase-seed.html

 

https://www.prairiemoon.com/

 

***Never plant Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian Sunflower) - they are invasive in any soil

 

 

YOUTUBE video must see

Doug Tallamy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4qkJ3ys5dM

 

 

How to Establish Prairies

https://www.prairienursery.com/media/pdf/five-steps-to-successful-prairie-establishment.pdf

 

https://www.prairienursery.com/media/pdf/seed-mix-establishment-guide.pdf

 

Identifying Plants and Any kind of Animal

SEEK APP by iNaturalist

 

 

Formal Prairie Plant Use Examples

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/7-pollinator-friendly-gardens-to-inspire-your-summer-borders-stsetivw-vs~108423612

 

https://www.myhomepark.com/collections/16-plant-gardens - 12 formal, native garden ideas

Examples of Pollinator Species

https://www.prairiemoon.com/seeds/

https://friendsofgreenview.org/pollinator-garden/

YouTube Videos of Pollinator Gardens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvx0ViVwvYM

 

Simple Planting of Small Pollinator Garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KautT4aQtk

 

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

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/7-ways-to-use-drifts-and-masses-in-your-garden-stsetivw-vs~49755381

 

https://donnallong.com/clumping-for-neatness-tidy-native-plants/

 

www.grownative.org

 

https://www.monarchgard.com

 

https://www.finegardening.com/article/3-steps-to-get-a-garden-that-fills-in-fast

 

https://edgeofthewoodsnursery.com/native-sedges

 

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/home-garden/why-no-mow-may-does-not-help-pollinators-plant-native-plants-for-bees/article_0ddf0412-dd40-11ec-bf7f-834e0b3bbaca.html

XERCES SOCIETY

 

Home Page: https://www.xerces.org/

 

Ohio Natives

https://www.xerces.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/17-047_03_XercesSoc_Pollinator-Plants_Great-Lakes-Region_web-4page.pdf

Links for More Help!

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