As reported in the xerces.org/blog the city of Bismarck, ND has installed pollinator gardens in the most urban of settings. Large concrete containers in front of commercial and office buildings offer up a sample of native North Dakota prairie. They provide perennial, season-long pollinator habitat. While brightly colored flowers steal the show, bunch grass is included to provide over-wintering shelter for insects. While every natural resource is beneficial to wildlife, the main purpose of the project is to promote the idea of creating pockets for pollinators throughout the community.
Photo provided from the blog article written by Sarah Hamilton Buxton