Plant-Pollinator Networks

Understanding which species pollinate which plants is important to maintaining and improving terrestrial biodiversity. With the decline of so many pollinators, plants dependent on specific pollinators may also suffer declines.

By collecting pollen samples from bees throughout the Tollway region, a plant-pollinator network will be created and can inform management decisions. During 2022, over 2000 bees were captured, pollen samples were collected, and the bee released.