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Pink, yellow, and white flowers create a blaze of color in a pollinator meadow
(Photo: Emily May.)

One of the best ways to help declining pollinators and other wildlife is to restore safe habitat for them. Through the Xerces Society’s habitat kit program, we provide plants and resources to folks with the interest, experience, and land to make it happen. We offer carefully selected, native and regionally appropriate plant material directly to our partners for shovel-ready projects. We are currently offering habitat kits in several regions of the United States to qualifying partners.

California Monarch and Pollinator Kits

Qualifying projects: Working lands, public lands, tribal lands, and private/non-working lands recovering from wildfires 

Qualifying locations: Distinct regions in California (Central Coast, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada Foothills, and Southern California)

Special kit features: Supports monarch butterflies and other pollinators, climate-smart selections

Project proposals: February 12 - April 5, 2024

Kit pickup: October - November


Agapostemon male bee on a New England aster flower

Detroit Pollinator Habitat Kits

Qualifying projects: Historically underserved and community-serving urban farms, community gardens, and community organizations 

Qualifying locations: Metro Detroit, MI

Special kit features: Emphasis on urban agricultural landscapes and habitat aesthetics in cities; native plants attractive to pollinators, natural enemies of pests, and your community.

Project proposals: February 5 - March 16, 2024

Kit pickup: Late May / Early June

A butterfly with intricate grey and black markings on the underside of it's wings drink nectar from a purple coneflower

Mid-Atlantic Monarch and Pollinator Kits

Qualifying projects: Urban farms, community gardens and spaces, working lands, public lands and tribal lands. Not for residential/private homes. 

Qualifying locations: Mid-Atlantic and NYC region 

Special kit features: Supports monarch butterflies and native pollinators

Project proposals: January 19 - February 18, 2024

Kit pickup: May to June

Oregon Pollinator Kits

Qualifying projects: Working lands, public lands, tribal lands, community spaces. Not for residential/private homes.

Qualifying locations: Distinct regions in Oregon; the Willamette Valley and the Klamath-Siskiyou Region of SW Oregon

Special kit features: Supports monarch butterflies and other native pollinators, climate-smart selections

Project proposals: February 22 - April 12, 2024

Kit pickup: October

New Mexico Pollinator Kits

Qualifying projects: Yards and home gardens of residential areas in Santa Fe and public open spaces, working lands, and restoration of natural lands

Qualifying locations: Residential areas of metro Santa Fe, NM, and public spaces, working lands, and natural lands in northern New Mexico

Special kit features: Supports New Mexico native pollinators, drought-tolerant selections

Project proposals April 22 - June 30, 2024

Kit pickup: August

Bumble bee on flower

Washington Bumble Bee Habitat Kits

Qualifying projects: Public lands, tribal lands, community spaces, yards/home gardens of residential areas, working lands 

Qualifying locations: Eastern Cascades foothills in Washington

Special kit features: Supports at-risk bumble bees and other native pollinators

Project proposals: February 22 – April 12, 2024

Kit pickup: October

People planting pollinator habitat in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Pollinator Habitat Kits

Qualifying projects: Working lands or community food initiatives  

Qualifying locations: Wisconsin

Special kit features: Supports monarch butterflies, native pollinators, and beneficial insects

Project proposals: January 30 - March 6, 2024

Kit pickup: June