Register Your Garden

Now that you’ve added pollinator-friendly plants to your yard or landscape, it’s time to register your garden. Remember, you can register a garden of any size as long as it includes at least one nectar and one host plant. You’ll have an opportunity to upload a photo of your garden when you register. Help us reach our goal of registering at least 500 gardens in 2020!

Once you submit a completed application form, you will receive a digital certificate recognizing your official Plant for Pollinators Garden certified by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. You’ll also have the option to purchase a yard sign to place in your garden, letting your friends and neighbors know that you care about pollinators.  

Check out these awesome photos taken in registered gardens!

Calling all Citizen Scientists!

Boy photographing pollinator (Photo: Jessica Detrick)
(Photo: Jessica Detrick)

We need your help to collect information on which plants in our region pollinators are visiting! When you are outside walking or playing, pay attention to where you observe pollinators – what is a plant that attracts pollinators? Take a picture of the plant and observe what pollinators visit it over a few days and share your findings on our Plant for Pollinators Challenge Citizen Science Mission on Project Noah! Project Noah is an award-winning social media site that enables students, community members, and professional scientists to create and share nature journals, collect important ecological data, contribute to global research, and help preserve biodiversity.

Here are INSTRUCTIONS on how to get started. This will help everyone in our area discover which plants are best to attract pollinators and let the Zoo know which plants you think should be included in next year’s Plant for Pollinators Challenge. When you share a nature spotting, it’s okay if you don’t know the identification of the plant. Friends from the Zoo, Project Noah Rangers, and community members are excited and willing to help! This mission will celebrate discovery and the learning process.

A project in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and Wyoming City Schools

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Garden Centers & Landscapers

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With special thanks to:

Non-profit Partners

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Queen City Pollinator Project
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Other Partnering Organizations

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