Our Pollinators are in Trouble: 1/3 of the food we eat is thanks to these amazing creatures. Our pollinators are currently in decline, due to loss of habitat, leaving less foraging space. The application of pesticides is another contributing factor.
How You Can Help:
Please allow the dandelions and wildflowers to flourish! The dandelion is the perfect flower. No purchase required! All you have to do is let this little wildflower grow. Dandelions are one of the first spring food sources for the bees. Please, let them live…
Attracting pollinators to your garden is simple. By providing the right plants and trees, soon your backyard will be bursting with hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. By selecting flowers that will provide blooms throughout the changing seasons, you are assisting your local pollinators to flourish year round. Remember, even if you have a small space, potted plants work well, too.
Provide a shallow water source. The saucers used under garden pots work well for this. Submerge rocks half-way underwater to act as a landing pad, thus keeping your local pollinators happy and hydrated.
Avoid the use of pesticides. These harmful chemicals kill our beneficial insect population. Always use organic methods when growing your plants.
Buy local! Support pollinator friendly farmers and beekeepers buy purchasing organic produce and raw honey.
Leave dead stumps and tree trunks for wood nesting insects.
Allow an area of your backyard to go WILD! This natural space will provide a safe haven for many pollinators.
Just think of the amazing impact we would have if each person took one tiny step towards pollinator protection…