Backyard Birds

Help Our Pollinators!

The pollinators are in trouble!

Pollinators are in a decline worldwide mostly due to habitat loss, invasive species and pesticides. Bees are the most important, but other pollinators that are also on the decline include butterflies, wasps, beetles and bats just to name a few. Here are a few simple things that you can do to help:

  • Avoid pesticides!
  • Plant Natives
  • Give Bees a nesting place
  • Plant milkweed
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Take the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is joining with dozens of conservation and gardening organizations as well as seed groups to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a new nationwide campaign – the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

You can participate the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge by turning your yard or garden into a Certified Wildlife Habitat via National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program.  It’s as simple as providing food, water, cover and places to raise young for pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Then visit their website to certify your habitat.