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A USDA grant will enhance a Penn State graduate program in entomology and ecology aimed at solving the problem of pollinator decline.

The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative is seeking public involvement to collect and drop off common and swamp milkweed seed pods from established plants.

It takes a variety of flowers and shrubs that provide food for both the adult and larval stages to create a butterfly garden.

The project is focusing on cucurbits such as pumpkin, squash, cucumber and melon, which explains its name, according to Lopez-Uribe.

There are a number of wildlife species that take advantage of food plots — deer, turkey, squirrels, waterfowl, upland birds, rabbits and doves.

A prairie is a natural-looking garden of native grasses and wildflowers. They are easy to establish, virtually maintenance free and attract pollinators.

The rusty patched bumble bee is a known pollinator of berries, tomatoes and legumes. Today, it is present in only 13 states, including Ohio.

Weed scientists have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds.

Consider the addition of a solitary bee hotel to your garden this season!

Though the lives of milkweeds and monarchs are ecologically intertwined, the relationship is far from exclusive.