The IMU Footbridge is home to one of the many pollinator gardens on our campus. Created in 2018, this garden was a collaborative effort between Facilities Management and UI engineering students in the Sustainable Systems class. That April, they worked together to create the garden by choosing plants, setting a location, and designing the overall space.
This pollinator habitat is located between the Iowa river and the IMU.
Many of the plants that were chosen for this garden were specifically placed to increase butterfly, bee, and other insect population. Some of these plants include:
- Butterfly weed
- Black-eyed Susan
- Blanket Flower
- Pale Coneflower
Header Photo by Thomas A. Stewart, Daily Iowan.