Did you know that one out of every three bites of food depends on pollinators?

We’ve created Plant.Grow.Fly. to increase awareness about the decline and importance of our native pollinators (like bees and butterflies) and to encourage our community to take action to conserve them. We believe that no effort is too small and that each of us can do our part to help pollinators thrive, just by planting butterfly gardens in our yards! These “pollinator pit stops” can help these tiny travelers find the resources they need!


After you plant your garden, register it (for free) on the Zoo’s website. We will send you a certificate for your habitat and will recognize you on our website! To date, we have almost 400 registered gardens, throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. We hope to get to 500 by the end of the year and you can help us get there!

Backed by over 40 local, regional and national partners, Plant.Grow.Fly. is pleased to offer a simple, straightforward way to help our declining pollinators.

Go to (and LIKE us on Facebook) to find your butterfly gardening “how-to” guide and join us as we bring back the bugs!