Pollinators are among the most important insects on Earth. Wherever a wide variety of flowering plants grows, a diverse army of pollinators will be there to ensure that those plants can reproduce. Case in point: the Highlands Biological Station in western North Carolina. HBS is a world-class botanical garden and ecological research facility, with an impressive diversity of pollinators on the property. Learn why pollinators are so important to healthy ecosystems in this short film produced by Day’s Edge Productions and Clay Bolt for the Highlands Biological Station.




Journeys and Transformations - The Monarch Butterfly Story from Ed Waters on Vimeo. Video is 30 minutes long but worthwhile to watch. Suitable for children AND adults!

Citizen Science Pollinator Projects

Other Resources

Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! All Butterfly Highway Gardens will count towards this program.

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat program

Xerces Society Statement about raising and releasing captive bred monarchs into the wild

Support the North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Gather your family and friends and plan your next outdoor adventure for one of North Carolina’s many unforgettable natural destinations. Help NCWF preserve wildlife and wild places for our children and future generations to come.