Chicago Urban Garden Pollinator Study

Chicago Urban Garden Pollinator Study

David Lowenstein, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is studying native bees and their effect on surround land an insects in Chicago. Last summer, he created mobile gardens and found 30 sites around Chicago and left the plants in the parkways to count the number of pollinators that visited.

This summer, he's trying to expand his research and he's looking for front and backyard gardeners on the west and south side of Chicago who would like to host the mobile gardens (potted plants) for a period of 3-5 days to help count pollinator species.

If you're interested in being part of this research garden contact David at dlowen2@uic.edu Phone: 312-355-1051. He's trying to secure garden locations by the end of April, and the first research locations will be planned by June.

Filed under: bees, Chicago Gardeners

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  • Thanks for the info. I hope this creates a buzz.

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