Popular assumption bites back

MINNESOTA—Research ecologist Susannah Lerman of the Northern Research Station wants people to see their lawns as part of a nearly 40-million-acre new frontier for bees, but one deeply ingrained assumption had the potential to derail her quest: longer grass invites ticks.

Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP)


Populations of pollinators like birds, bats, bees, and butterflies are declining, especially in and around cities. Help pollinators bounce back by growing pollinator-friendly sites in the Greater Atlanta Area. Learn how to grow your pollinator garden by visiting the GAPP website and post the location of your garden on the GAPP map.



Greater Atlanta Area, GA



Georgia State University

National Wildlife Federation

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Truly Living


Accepting Participants

This project is accepting volunteers. Register your pollinator garden on the gapp website.


Participant Age

All ages


Participant Tasks

Gardening, data entry