Monarch caterpillar on milkweed

Pollinator Plantings

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Among the University of Iowa campus, there are many pollinator habitats, which greatly contribute to the ecosystem and provide safety for the pollinators. From pollinator gardens, to rain gardens, prairies, and woodlands, these spaces provide food and shelter for pollinators, while also managing storm water runoff in an effient and sustainable way.

Pollinator Habitat Locations

Photo Location Type of Planting Established
Catlett pollinator garden Catlett Hall/Chemistry Building Pollinator 2024
Lagoon Shelter garden Lagoon Shelter House Pollinator Garden Phase 1 - 2021, Phase 2 - 2023
Seamans Center garden Seamans Center Pollinator Garden 2023
IMU Footbridge garden IMU Footbridge (east end) Pollinator Garden Phase 1 - 2019Phase 2 - 2022
Carver Garden Carver Hawkeye Arena Pollinator Garden  
Pharmacy garden Pharmacy Building Medicinal Garden 2021
Quad Ravine garden Quad Ravine Rain Garden  
Hancher garden Hancher Rain Garden  
Dey House garden Dey House Rain Garden 2019
Obermann Center garden Obermann Center Rain Garden  
Bike Path Garden Bike Trail Rain Garden 2021
Ashton Prairie Ashton Prairie Living Lab Prairie Phase 1 - 2020, Phase 2 - 2021
Mormon Handcart Mormon Handcart Park Prairie Remnant Prairie
Trees Campus Arboretum Woodland - Native trees and shrubs are vital pollinator habitat  
Macbride Nature Recreation Area Macbride Nature Recreation Area  Woodland, prairie, aquatic Remnant
  Stuit Hall Rain Garden  
  Shambaugh House Rain Garden  
  CBRB Pollinator Garden