Benjamin Vogt


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Benjamin Vogt has a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He sits on the board of Wachiska Audubon Society, a prairie and wildlife conservation group in southeast Nebraska. Vogt writes a weekly native plant and wildlife gardening column for Houzz, has spoken nationally on pollinator and prairie habitat, and owns Monarch Gardens, a landscape consulting and design service in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, visit


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