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Pollinator Habitat Program

In 2013, ODOT, ODNR and Pheasants Forever constructed ODOT's first roadside pollinator habitat in Darke County. Native grasses and perennial wildflowers that reseed every year were planted with the goal of creating a sustainable and low maintenance habitat for pollinators. The planting was a success and with some minor adjustments to the seed mix, ODOT began planting additional pollinator habitats. Explore the website via the cards below to learn more.

Collage of Pollinator Site Photos including Signs 



Joel Hunt, Administrator
ODOT Highway Beautification and Pollinator Habitat Program


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Join the Club
It's not just ODOT participating in this important initiative. We have partners.


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 About the Program


Program Description
Find out why the decline of honeybees and monarch butterflies matters to Ohio and the rest of the world.


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Download Guidance
As the program grows and we partner with more organizations, so does the need for guidance.


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Education is Key
Download the ODOT Guide to Establishing and Maintaining Roadside Pollinator Habitats.


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 What People Are Saying


In the News
The ODOT Pollinator Program creates buzz. Go to our News page and read what people are saying.


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