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Sandra Mason
State Master Gardener Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
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Trent Hawker
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
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University of Illinois Extension
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Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
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Pollinator Pockets

Pollinator Pockets

4. Useful References

These reference books provide information on native gardens that support pollinators:

  • "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded" by Douglas W. Tallemy

  • "Pollinator Conservation Handbook: A Guide to Understanding, Protecting, and Providing Habitat for Native Pollinator Insects" by Matthew Shepherd and Stephen L. Buchmann  

  • "The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide" by Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz

  • "Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies" by The Xerces Society and Dr. Marla Spivak 

These organizations and their associated websites focus on pollinators:

Check out THIS VIDEO for details on how to start your Pollinator Pocket.

Visit the University of Illinois Pollinatarium to learn even more about pollinators.