Rochester Pollinator Workshops

We Can Offer Presentations and Workshops at Your Location

The Rochester Pollinators have developed several presentations and workshops on topics that support our pollinators. We are happy to bring them to your group!

Locations of previous presentations:

  • The Rochester Hills Public Library
  • Southfield Public Library
  • City of Rochester Hills, Home Owners Association (HOA) Conference
  • Wild Ones, North Oakland Chapter
  • Local garden clubs in Oakland and Wayne Counties
  • Rochester City Council
  • Dutton Farm

Topics include:

  • Ecological challenges to Monarch butterfly, bee and bird populations and what citizens can do to help save them:
    • Impacts of Neonicitinoids and other pesticides
    • Native habitat restoration
    • The value of native plants vs non-natives in supporting our struggling ecosystems
  • The necessary connections between native plants and pollinators
  • How to plant native seeds:
    • Winter sowing
    • Stratification 
  • Plants that feed butterflies, bees and birds
  • Rain gardens and how to plant and design them to help you and the pollinators
  • 'Leave the Leaves'—Pollinator-friendly fall clean-up practice
  • 'Spring Clean-Up, Not So Fast'—Spring garden readiness
  • Healthy Gardens and Landscapes for Pollinators and People


  • Winter Sowing at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
  • Seed Stratisfication

New topics are always in the works. We would love to come and share with your group or organization! Just contact us at:


A presentation example at the Southfield Public Library: