In 2013, ODOT, ODNR and Pheasants Forever constructed ODOT's first roadside pollinator habitat in Darke County. Native grasses and perennial wildflowers that reseed every year were planted with the goal of creating a sustainable and low maintenance habitat for pollinators. The planting was a success and with some minor adjustments to the seed mix, ODOT began planting additional pollinator habitats. Explore the website to learn more.
While ODOT strives to connect pollinator habitats across Ohio by planting wildflowers on roadsides, the Department cannot provide discounted or free wildflower seeds to private landowners.
Visit the Mowing Program for guidelines that outline how vegetation control measures limit the spread of noxious and invasive weeds and promote the survival of vital pollinators?
ODOT Highway Beautification and Pollinator Habitat Program