This eco-friendly corridor supports Nebraska’s pollinators, demonstrates the importance and value of native plants, and beautifies our city. The flyway runs from R Street to the Lincoln Mall and includes 69 permanent beds filled primarily with native grasses and flowers.
What is a pollinator?
Any insect, bird or animal that helps move pollen from one plant to another. Bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, bats and hummingbirds are all major pollinators.
What is a flyway?
It is an area that provides food, breeding grounds and resting habitat for local and migrating pollinators. Think of it as a rest stop for migrating species.
Numerous wildflowers, shrubs, and trees that shape the Nebraska landscape rely on insect pollinators as well as a variety of food crops like apples, berries, melons, peaches, potatoes, pumpkins. Disturbing worldwide trends of declining pollinators are the result of damaged and shrinking natural habitat, chemical misuse, competition from invasive plants and animals, climate changes, and an increase in disease and parasites that affect pollinators.
We invite you to walk the flyway to enjoy the attractively landscaped beds and to observe pollinators along the way. Watch for informational signs regarding plants, pollinators and their role in urban settings. Most importantly, we hope you’ll be inspired by the flyway’s beauty and pollinator activity to plant native habitat at your home, school, or business.
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The UNL Bee Lab pursues research questions and extension programs focused on better understanding various stressors impacting pollinator health.
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is a member-based nonprofit that believes in grassroots efforts to achieve our mission.
The Nebraska Wildlife Federation's mission is to promote Nebraska’s wildlife and wild places through outdoor education, fish and wildlife conservation, and public policy.
Since the inception of Tailored Landscapes LLC in 2003, we have worked hard to provide unique and personalized landscapes to set apart your home and office. We provide design, complete landscapes, water features, patios and walls, fire pits, water features, landscape lighting, and planting containers in the Lincoln, NE area.