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There’s a lot of buzz about bees and other pollinators these days, and for good reason; pollinators are in peril. Biologists are warning that pollinator populations are in sharp decline, with some species facing extinction. But the good news is there are things you can do to help right outside your door.
Kick back and watch this wonderful presentation from the Xerces Society on Invertebrate Conservation and learn all about Gardening with Pollinator Friendly Flowers. Whatever the size of your yard or garden and whatever your level of gardening expertise you will find some very practical and applicable advice in this wonderful presentation.
Want to dig in on the science behind pollinator gardening? Looking for additional inspirations and new ideas? Ohio State University hosted a dynamic learning series featuring some of the nation's foremost experts on pollinator habitat. You can watch all of the session recordings by following the link below.
Pollinator Pathway Northeast is a grassroots movement focused on establishing pollinator-friendly habitat and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife along a series of continuous corridors. By connecting private and public spaces we can build back essential habitat.
Barrington was the first Rhode Island community to join the Northeast Pollinator Pathway. The initiative is spearheaded by a committee of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. Grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail, sit back and watch the launch event then get inspired to join with area neighbors to create a buzz.
Design and maintain your yard and gardens with pollinators in mind. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers resources for creating pollinator friendly habitat right at home.
The Massachusetts Pollinator Network was formed to bring together individuals, community groups, organizations, and researchers who are working to protect pollinators across the Commonwealth. Through exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas the Network hopes to more effectively expand pollinator habitat and more rapidly mobilize residents in support of pesticide reduction practices and policy reforms. They are tackling head-on the challenges facing pollinators by promoting sustainable gardening and land management practices that focus on increasing native plants and decreasing chemical inputs, by providing free and accessible educational events for the public, and by actively organizing around and advocating for local and state policy reforms that will improve pollinator health in Massachusetts. The Network has a website filled with helpful resources for residents. We encourage you to follow and support the effort.
The pollinator protection pledge is part of the Xerces Society’s Bring Back the Pollinators campaign, which is based on four simple principles: Grow pollinator-friendly flowers, provide nest sites, avoid pesticides, and spread the word.
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