Send targeted traffic to your native plant related business

Minnesota Wildflowers Information (MWI) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is dedicated to the public knowledge and understanding of the historical and present day plant resources found in the state of Minnesota, both native species and non-native weedy and invasive species. It is staffed by passionate amateur botanists solely interested in learning more about the plants that share the world around us and sharing that knowledge in the most concise way with the general public – education at its best. Now it is being recognized as one of the best – and perhaps the best – Internet-based field guides of mid-western wildflowers. In 2021 we tracked over 1 million users resulting in 5.4 million page views.

Unlike printed field guides and many comparable web based field guides, our site is not static. As of October, 2022, we have nearly 1800 species pages published. We continue to work towards completing the Minnesota catalog of plants, but also upgrade and update older species accounts when needed.

Until July, 2014, MWI received no outside funding except for a few small personal donations by private users and corporate sponsors who began advertising on the website in 2011. We began soliciting corporate sponsors in 2011 for the purposes of promoting the incorporation of native species back into urban landscapes, the restoration of native habitats wherever possible, and to develop a much needed source of revenue in support of our continuing photographic field work and publishing efforts. Our venue also provides a unique opportunity for our sponsors to present their programs or products to those clients or customers who are most likely to be interested while at the same time supporting a project that provides them with more knowledgeable and informed clients. Without hesitation we can state that no other venue out there can provide a more targeted and sizable group of people interested in native plant use and conservation.

While we understand that promoting your business or interests can be expensive and difficult to assess results, advertising is unavoidable and we firmly believe that for the cost, our website will put your name in front of more potential clients than anywhere else in the Upper Midwest

Your advertising dollars give you:

  • A simple rotating banner which gives equal exposure to all advertisers. Ads are shown on all species profile pages, and most other pages as well.
  • A point on our advertiser map for each of your locations
  • We will be happy to promote the occasional special event you may have, such as an open house, on our Facebook page; send us the information in advance for consideration.

Banner graphic size should be 190px wide, approximately square, linked to the page of your choice. We can make one up for you at no extra charge, from your existing logo or web page banner graphic.

Payment is by company check, payable in advance. Please contact Katy Chayka for rates and more information, or to sign up:

Katy Chayka