Spring semester Professor Jennifer Britton and I advised four independent study students working with MSU Pollinator Health Center and Grounds & Facilities to design a pollinator-focused garden in the heart of campus. Their work is part of a larger initiative to be certified a Bee Campus USA, the only one in the middle-Rockies ecoregion. Through their efforts and energy, I’ve learned new things about pollinators and am inspired to continue scholarship that integrates disciplines across our broad Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology department. Thanks J, J, R, & S!
My research on greening a former gas station site in Poplar, MT has also continued. I look forward to collaborating with Fort Peck on planting design and hardscape details next!