Throughout the City of Columbus, there are 30 pollinator gardens and 15 rain gardens. Run entirely by our Volunteer Program, these essential grow zones promote biodiversity and help species like the monarch butterfly safely reproduce.
What are Pollinators?
Approximately 75 percent of plant species rely on more than 100,000 invertebrates – including bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and flies– and more than 1,000 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles that act as pollinators. Their relationship helps form the foundation of food chains by producing many plant-based foods on which all animals, including humans, rely.
Tour One of Our Prairies
Want to learn more about pollinators? Check out this awesome recap video from our 2020 Pollinator Field Day! Explore Whetstone Prairie with our Environmental Planner and Outdoor Recreation team. Then head out this week and use the iNaturalist app to find your own pollinators!