Wisconsin Pollinators Reference Articles


Cuckoo Bees - Social ParasitesN E W !

How Bees FlyN E W !

Native Bee Nutrition

Bumble Bee Buzz Pollination

Wisconsin Native Bumble Bee Species

How To Help Bumble Bees

Bumble Bee Nesting In Spring

Bumble Bee Identification Guide

Create a Native Bee Sanctuary

Where Do Native Bees Go In Winter?

Honeydew Honey — A Strong, Dark Honey

Fall Care For Mason Bees

Solitary Bee Nesting

Benefits Of Pollen To Bees

Fascinating Bee Tongues

How To Help Bumblebees

Leafcutter Bees: Friendly and Hard-Working

Carpenter Bees


Honey Bee Breeds & Their Features

Drone Honey Bees: The Ectasy and The Agony

Manage Honey Bee Hive Robery

When to Add Supers to a Standard Hive

How To Read A Brood Frame With Short Quiz

Honey Bee Communication: Pheromones

Honey Bee Communication: Waggle Dance

How To Cool Honey Bee Hives In Summer

The Problem With Honey BeesN E W !

XXX-Rated: Honey Bee Sex

Beekeeping By The Month

Beekeeping in December

Beekeeping in January

Beekeeping in February

Beekeeping in March

Beekeeping in April

Beekeeping in MayN E W !


Butterfly Wings: Structure, Color & FunctionN E W !

How Do Butterfflies Date?N E W !

How Do butterflies Fly?

Butterflies Are Disappearing

WI Monarch Fall Migration Begins

How To Attract Butterflies In Fall

Monarch Butterflies Return To Wisconsin

Wisconsin Butterfly Parks and Gardens

Caterpillar Anatomy

Wisconsin Swallowtail Butterflies

Where Did Butterflies Go In Winter?

Butterflies: Host Plants versus Nectar Plants

How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Metamorphosis: How it Works

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Eggs: All The Details

The Butterfly ChrysalisN E W !


Provide Spring Nesting Materials For Birds

Garden Plan to Attract Hummingirds

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Spring Migration

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Fall Migration

Other Pollinators

Other Pollinators: Ants

Other Pollinators: Beetles

Other Pollinators: Flies

Hoverflies: Pollinator With Superpowers

Other Pollinators: Mosquitoes

Other Pollinators: Moths

Other Pollinators: Wasps

Beneficial Insects

Assassin BugsN E W !

Damsel Flies and How To Attract Them


Green Lacewings: Aphid Killer


Praying Mantis

Beneficial Nematodes

7 Benefical Insects

Garden Plans

Sandy Soil Garden PlanN E W !

Clay Soil Garden PlanN E W !

Dried Flowers Garden Plan

Spring Flowers Garden Plan

Cut Flowers Garden Plan

Garden Plan to Native Bees

Garden Plan to Native Butterflies

Garden Plan to Attract Hummingirds

Garden Plan to Attract Hummingirds


How To Protect Vulnerable Trees-Heat StressN E W !

How To Help Beneficial Fungi

What Is A Rain Garden?

11 Tips To Prepare For Spring

Wisconsin Native Plant Nurseries

How To Lower Your Soil pH

How To Store Your Garden Harvest Safely

Floral Fragrance | Making Scents

Leave The Leaves To Benefit Wildlife

Fall Garden Planning

Fall Leaves: 7 Ways to use them

Fall Lawn and Garden Fertilization

How To Mulch Fall Leaves

Wisconsin Native Flowering Shrubs

What Do Plants 'See'?

Do Plants 'Breathe'?

Starting Seedlings Successfully

DIY: Tap Maple Trees for Maple Syrup

11 Ways to Protect Plants From Spring Frost

Stabilize Soils With Native Plants

Composting: How to Get Started

Compost Tea: How to Get Started

Vermiculture Composting

Why Are Earthworms Good For Gardens?

Are Earthworms Good Really Good?

Milorganite: Organic Lawn Fertilization

How Soil Biology Affects Your Garden

A Garden Plan to Attract Bees

A Garden Plan to Attract Butterflies

A Garden Plan to Attract Hummingbirds

Fish Emulsion

Mulch Basics

Humic Acids: Help for Poor Soils

How to Create a Polliator-Friendly Rock Garden

Leaf Mold: Gardener's Gold

Fertilizer Basics: A Tutorial

Protect Trees and Shrubs From Winter Damage

How To Use Blood Meal In the Garden

How To Use Bone Meal In the Garden

How To Use Kelp/Seaweed In the Garden

How To Use Molasses In the Garden

How To Use Peat Moss In the Garden

Lawn Care

DIY Lawn Green-Up In Spring

Organic Lawn Fertilization

Establishing A Lawn With Native Grasses

Gardening With Wisconsin Native Grasses

Is Clover Good For Lawns?

How To Monitor Soil Moisture In The Garden


Ant Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Bat Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Bee Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Bumble Bee Vocabulary Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Botany Vocabulary Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Butterfly Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Butterfly Anatomy Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Caterpillar Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Caterpillar Anatomy Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Dandelion Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Earthworm Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Fertilizer Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Flower Color Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Flower Pollination Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Fungi and Mushroom Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Garter Snake Quiz

Groundhog QuizN E W !

Honey Bee Anatomy Quiz

Great Lakes Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Hummingbird Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Ladybug Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Monarch Butterfly Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Mosquito Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Native Flower ID Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Native Tree Leaf ID Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Other Pollinators Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Photosynthesis Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Pollinator Color Preferences Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Praying Mantis Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Quiz: Do You Know Your Roots?

Rabbits Quiz

Red Fox QuizN E W !

Soil Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Tree Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Turtle Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Wild Turkey Quiz: Test Your KnowledgeN E W !

Type of Pollination Quiz: Bird, Insect or Wind

What's the Difference Between a Moth and a Butterfly?


Stinging Nettle-Hande With CareN E W !

Wisconsin Native Asters

Wisconsin Native Roses

Wisconsin Cranberries

Monardas — Butterfly Magnets

Disease Resistant American Elm Trees

Trees For Bees

Wisconsin Native Sedges

9 Dandelion Recipes

Why Do Plants Produce Nectar?

Pollination Basics: Types of Pollination

Pollination Basics: Mechanisms of Pollination

North American Wild Rice

Why Do Plants Produce Nectar?

Comfrey - A Pollinator Favorite

Why Are Flowers So Colorful?

Wisconsin Native Fruit Trees

Wisconsin Native Berry Shrubs

Wisconsin Native Culinary Herbs

8 Native Phlox Species

Bringing Back Wisconsin Native Thistles

14 Wisconsin Native Violets

8 Wisconsin Native Ferns

9 Dandelion Recipes

Why Do Plants Produce Nectar?

How Plant Leaves Work

Why Don't Plants Freeze In Winter?

Coreopsis: Fool Proof Native Plant

Pollinator Friendly Trees

How to Harvest, Root and Plant MilkweedUPDATED

Native Plants: Know Your Roots

Pollinator-Friendly Ground Covers

Early Blooming Plants for Pollinators

Perennial Plants

Edible Native Plants For Your Garden

Create A Native Plant Shade Garden

Wood Wide Web: How Fungi Shape Our Forests


Emerald Ash Borer: Facts and ControlN E W !

Oak Wilt Disease: Facts and ControlN E W !

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug | Invasive Species

House Sparrow | Invasive Species

Japanese Beetles: Identify and Control

YIKES! Invasive Jumping Worms

Voles, Both The Good and The Bad

Groundhog or Woodchuck: Facts, Photos and Control

How To Get Rid Of Ants In Lawn and Garden

All About Aphids & Their Control

Quick Tips

How To Collect and Store SeedsN E W !

10 Tips To Get Ready For Spring

How To Start Seedlings Successfully

Seed Stratification GuideN E W !

Garden Plant Markers

Using Native Plants For Tea

Spring Perennial Garden Fertilization

Spring Pruning

How To Save Water In The Garden

How To Use Epsom Salts In the Garden

How To Use Bananas In the Garden

How To Monitor Soil Moisture In The Garden

Annual Management of Bee Houses

How To Use Coffee Grounds In the Garden

How To Use Eggshells In the Garden

How To Use Rooting Hormones

Do-It-Yourself Safe Pesticides

Garden Planning ToolsN E W !

Conserving Water In The Garden

Climate Change

Climate Change: Butterflies Are DisappearingN E W !

Climate Change: Effects On Wisconsin Winters

Climate Change: Impact on Bees & Crop Pollination

Climate Change: Changes In Natural Habitat

Climate Change: Impacts on the Great Lakes

Lake Michigan Warming: Climate Threats

Growing Corn Is Changing The Climate

Lake Michigan Warming: Climate Threats

Native Species Profiles

Wisconsin's Red FoxN E W !

Cicada ManiaN E W !

Wisconsin's Native Turtles

American Hodag Profile

Wisconsin's Native Squirrels

Groundhog or Woodchuck: Facts, Photos and Control

Wisconsin's 5 Resident Owls

North American Wild Turkeys

Wisconsin Native Rabbits & Hares

American Beaver, Nature's Hydrologist, Part 1

American Beaver,Nature's Hydrologist, Part 2

Garter Snakes — The Gardener's Friend

Lovely Fireflies

Wisconsin Native Salamanders


Poison Ivy: A Plant Nobody WantsN E W !

Why Manage Roadsides for Bees and ButterfliesN E W !

What Happens To Soil In Winter?

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Winter Salt

Neonicotonoids' Impact On Pollinators

Healthy Soil, Human Health

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