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Make Your Backyard A Pollinator’s Paradise

Working in the yard is a great way to cultivate delicious produce or to create a beautiful outdoor space for recreation, but did you know gardening and landscaping are also great ways to support habitats for pollinators and other wildlife?

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe and Iowa State University Extension Wildlife Specialist Adam Janke discuss the best tips and tricks for creating a bird-friendly ecosystem in your own backyard. Horticulturist Cindy Haynes and Forester Mark Vitosh also join the program to answer listener questions.


  • Adam Janke, assistant professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University and ISU Extension wildlife specialist
  • Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University
  • Mark Vitosh, district forester, Iowa DNR
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
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