Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosysem. Without them, we wouldn't have the various flowers and produce we grow every year. Due to pesticide/herbicide use and habitat loss, our pollinator populations are shrinking rapidly. Ways that you can help "bee" the change include:
- Plant native plants: These plant species evolved with the pollinators, so incorporate them in your next planting endeaver to attract different butterflies and bees.
- Go pesticide-free: Consider organic alternatives to help both the pollinator populations and your family from inadvertantly consuming these carginogenic and neurotoxic chemicals.
- Provide water: Even pollinators need water! Incorporating birdbaths or other sources of water in your yard can help nourish them.
- Rethink your lawn: Leave grass clippings on your lawn, mow less often (every 2-3 weeks), and consider adding native trees, shrubs or flowers!