Establishing pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife
What are pollinators?
- Insects, birds, or other animals that move pollen from one plant to another
- they enable the cross fertilization of plants promoting reproduction and the growth of the new plants
- more than 30% of our food grows as a result of the work of pollinators do
What is threatening our pollinators?
- widespread application of pesticides and other chemicals on lawns and landscaped plantings and in agriculture
- climate changes that lead to lack of larval host plants
- loss of food and shelter sources (habitats) as natural environments are becoming increasingly fragmented through urbanization and suburbanization
Watch this short video to learn what you can do help pollinators
How to Join?
- include native plants on your property, and manage invasive species, please check our suggested list: RESOURCES AND PLANT LIST
- avoid using pesticides and herbicides
- consider leaving some bare ground and dead wood for nesting native bees, leaving some autumn leaves for overwintering eggs and pupae of pollinating insects
- help spread the word by ordering a 6″ sign showing your yard is in the Pollinator Pathway. Sign Price $7 — Order your sign here!
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