Erosion Control for Pollinator Habitat Wall

Recipient:

Entomology Department

Amount:

$5,700

The Entomology Department’s pollinator habitat wall located near the Arboretum Outreach Center and Byrd Stadium provides ample nesting substrate for Maryland’s 430+ species of wild bees. The majority of local bee species build tunnels below ground or in vertical clay surfaces such as the habitat wall. Because of this practice, the wall is in need of extensive erosion control to continue the environmental and education benefits of maintaining the habitat. Designed to initiate dialogue about biodiversity and pollinator health, the wall successfully serves as an interactive educational tool for the community. Please visit their blog to read more about specific objectives of the pollinator habitat wall.