How does this garden help pollinators?
The flowers and grasses in this garden provide pollinators with food and shelter. The mix of plants in this garden have been selected to provide food for pollinators from spring to fall. Leaving dead plant stems and fallen leaved in place during winter provides shelter.
How do pollinators help us?
75% of all flowering plants need animal pollinators to produce fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. This includes crops that wee harvest and eat.
- A pollinator is an animal that fertilizes plants by moving pollen around in a plant and carrying it to other flowers.
- Pollinators can be birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and many other insects.
- Pollinators are under threat due to habitat loss, food loss, diseases, and pesticides.