Nature & Science

Plants and Pollinators

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden cover Many of us enjoy the beauty of flowers in our backyards and community gardens, but did you know that your flower choices can both attract and help our pollinators? This guide is both helpful and BEAUTIFUL!
Serpentine Poster The Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains of northwest California and southwest Oregon are the largest area of serpentine soils in North America. Learn how we are conserving these communities. Enjoy the stark beauty of the serpentines.
Ethnobotany Ethnobotany: The study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous (native) plants. Learn more here!
Swallowtail on columbine The Pollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. The US Forest Service is a proud member of this partnership, and encourage everyone to know more about the pollinators that help our landscapes thrive!
Why Leaves Change Color Leaf Chemistry: Why do leaves change color in the fall? And why do they turn the colors they do?


White Nose Syndrome: Why We Are All Important in the Effort to Protect Our Nation's Bats! White Nose Syndrome org logo


PNW Research Station photo The Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNWRS) is a leader in the scientific study of natural resources, with 11 locations in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington and about 300 employees. They generate and communicate impartial knowledge to help people understand and make informed choices about natural resource management and sustainability.



  • Ecoshare OffSite Link

    Interagency Clearinghouse of Ecological Information - Pacific Northwest Region

  • Plants Database OffSite Link

    USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service; The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories