Bees and other native pollinators around the globe are disappearing at a shocking rate; it is clear that we need to act right away! The PolliNation Project is a citizen science initiative sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn to increase awareness of native pollinators and to better understand their plight. The PolliNation Hotels app maps the location of nearly 200 insect hotels placed throughout Southeast Michigan. Find out what pollinators your fellow community members have seen using these man-made structures. See a pollinator yourself? Upload your own record to an insect hotel!
The PolliNation Hotels app is available for download via the App Store and Play Store for iOS and Android systems, respectively. To learn how to install and use the PolliNation Hotels app, watch the PolliNation Hotels app walkthrough video on YouTube.
NOTE: Each hotel has a unique serial number. Only registered Insect Hotel owners with the EIC are allowed to “add hotels.” If interested in receiving one of the free insect hotels designed and built by students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, please check the PolliNation Citizen Science page for more information.
This is the sister application to the PolliNation ID App, which offers tools to help identify the most likely pollinators that visit and/or use an insect hotel.