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Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that, each year, over $10 billion in crops rely on pollination. From bees and butterflies to beetles, inch worms, caterpillars and more, pollinators help plants grow by spreading pollen. Throughout National Pollinator Week, June 21-27, virtual Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie public programs will highlight the world of pollinators and what you can do to help increase and improve natural habitat for pollinators.  
To register for a Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie National Pollinator Week program, email: [email protected] or call: (815) 423-6370.

Special Edition Pollinator posters are available online. A poster is provided through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, U.S. Botanical Gardens, USDA Natural  Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A poster is available from the Pollinator Partnership:

You can find the full summer and fall schedule for Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie here.

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Executive Director Casey Wichmann with “Elwood Blues”. Casey and other presenters are ready to “rock out” pollinator information during Pollinator Week. She and other presenters will talk about increasing pollinator habitat along Route 66 with the Monarch Flyway project and more!.