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Pollinator Gardens and Trails

Here are a few U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges (Refuge), Fish Hatcheries and other offices that have gardens and/or trails for butterflies and other pollinators that you can visit.

Alabama

Alaska

Butterflies visiting yarrow plant at Tetlin Refuge, Alaska. Aleta Lavender/USFWS
Arizona

Arkansas

  • Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery - Pollinator garden below Aquatic Conservation Center; more plantings around the Center and in unused ponds around the Hatchery.
  • Norfolk NFH - gardens are in front of and on the south side of the Fish Hatchery Office. Baxter County Master Gardeners installed and maintains the gardens.

Colorado

  • Leadville National Fish Hatchery has an amazing trail with fantastic seasonal signage identifying flowering plants. The trail begins at the parking lot east of the hatchery office.

Connecticut

  • Stewart B. McKinney NWR - native plants on Outer Island - Take your own boat or kayak, or catch the ferry to the farthest of the Thimble Islands in Branford, CT, where you will see unique plants that support pollinators like the native prickly pear cactus and spotted bee balm.
    Prickly pear cactus with bee at Stewart B. McKinney NWR; photo credit: Kris Vagos/USFWS

 

 

 

 

 

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Georgia

  • Warm Springs NFH - garden is located behind main office at Warm Springs NFH.
    Eastern Neck NWR, MD
    Gulf fritillary on butterfly weed at Warm springs NFH; photo credit: Alexander Londono/USFWS

Illinois

  • Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge - The Prairie Adventure Trail starts at the Visitor Center; along the trail, visitors can see insects and birds that pollinate native prairie plants

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Maine

  • Rachel Carson NWR - two pollinator/phenology gardens are located around the headquarters (321 Port Road, Wells, ME) parking area. See favorite native perennials, including columbine and bearberry.  A third garden, the Timber Point Pollinator Garden is found along the Timber Point Trail in Biddeford, ME.  See native perennials suitable for landscaping and a wildflower meadow, including bluebird nest boxes and a native bee house.

 

Maryland

 

 

Massachusetts

Michigan:

Jordan River National Fish Hatchery, MI
Jordan River National Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden, Michigan. USFWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Montana

Genoa National Fish Hatchery Butterfly Garden, WS
Lee Metcalf NWR Pollinator Garden, Montana. USFWS
New Jersey New York

 

North Dakota

Genoa National Fish Hatchery Butterfly Garden, WS
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve Pollinator Garden, North Dakota. USFWS

Oklahoma

Pennsylvannia

 

South Carolina

Carolina Sandhills Butterfly Garden, WS
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Pollinator Garden, South Carolina. USFWS credit: Rebecca Bartel/USFWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Utah

  • Jones Hole NFH has two flower beds with a variety of perennials and annuals where you can see pollinators in the spring. One is located in front of the visitor center and the other is located on the east side of the hatchery building.

Virginia

West Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

Genoa National Fish Hatchery Butterfly Garden, WS
Genoa National Fish Hatchery Butterfly Garden, Wisconsin. USFWS
 

Last Updated: May 11, 2018