Learn how to attract pollinators at MDC virtual program

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bees and monarch butterflies are the creatures often thought of when pollination is mentioned, but they’re not the only pollinators that can be attracted to yards and gardens.

People can learn how to make yards and/or gardens more inviting to a wider variety of pollinators at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free virtual program “Native Plants: Pollinator Gardening.” This online program will be from 10-10:45 a.m. on March 30 and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This program is open to all ages. People can register for this event at:


At this program, MDC Naturalist Jordi Raos will share information on plants that can add beauty and pollination benefits to yards, flower gardens and other space around the house. Learn how to attract hummingbirds, a variety of butterfly species, bees, and other pollinating creatures.

Though this program is free, registration is required to participate. Use the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

People can stay informed about upcoming programs at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and other nearby MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about how to sign up for text alerts from the Springfield Nature Center or who want information about upcoming events can call 417-888-4237.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events.