Pollinators are in decline, but there are simple changes homeowners can make in their home landscape to help support pollinator populations.

Many pollinators need plants with which they coevolved, which are native plants throughout the region.

The University of Illinois Extension Service is offering a program for individuals to learn how to choose the right native plant for their garden and which insects rely on which plants.

Erin Medvecz, Extension educator in energy and environmental stewardship, will present the program and will discusses common pollinators in southern Illinois, and how to attract them to area gardens.

The free program is open to the public and will be held on Friday at the Giant City State Park Visitor's Center from 6-7 p.m.

Pre-registeration is encouraged by calling 618-457-4836.

Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.

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