Pollinator Landscapes

Pollinator Landscapes: Management, Photos & Maps

UT Landscape Services, a key Bee Campus partner, has developed a Pollinator Program that seeks to raise awareness of the vital role native pollinators play in native landscapes. UT landscapers created an IPM-based pollinator habitat management plan to minimize pesticide use and enhance pollinator habitat with these native plants.

Would you like to take an in-person or virtual tour of the Urban Orchard & Pollinator Gardens that UT Landscape Services and students have created? 


Take the tour


The UT Office of Sustainability, which initiated the Bee Campus with the Beevo student beekeeping organization, hosts campus projects and events that support the natural environment and provides information, such as campus walking tour maps.

The Biodiversity Center in the Department of Integrative Biology offers researchers and students world-class resources and supports public engagement in pollinator research. In addition to hosting the UT Bee Campus webpage, it showcases Campus Flora and native trees on the Forty Acres.

The Brackenridge Field Lab dedicates resources to pollinator gardens and enclosures for research on bees and butterflies. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, cultivates butterfly and hummingbird pollinator gardens with native Texas plants.

A collage of pollinators including butterflies

Pollinator & Plant Species List

UT Landscape Services also provides a list of plants for pollinators on the 40-acre campus.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center botanic garden, arboretum and field research station lists the plants of special value to native bees that are found on 284 acres of native landscapes and a Native Plant Image Gallery. The Jha lab provides illustrated species lists of bees found at BFL and the WFC.

The Brackenridge Field Lab provides species lists of the arthropods, including native bees and wasps found on the 82-acre, CNS field research station.

The Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station provides species lists of insects, including Hymenoptera found on the 581 acres of wild space in the CNS field research station.

The Jha Lab outreach program developed illustrated species lists and ID guides for bees and butterflies of Central Texas, and the top ten families, genera, and species of Central Texas prairie plants used by native bees.