- September 9, 2016
Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, wasps, flies, beetles, and bats can all be pollinators, and are essential to the life cycle of many flowering plants and trees in our landscapes. These animals move pollen between flowers, fertilizing flowers which eventually produce seed or fruit. There are three easy steps you can take to support pollinators including providing shelter and nesting materials, food, and avoid using chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers. If you enjoy butterflies and hummingbirds or the fruit from your apple tree, consider the actions below to support pollinators on your property. .
Give these critical insects a fighting chance
Goals Articles Are Special
This article is a part of our Planning for Habitat series. Habitat Network encourages you to set goals for each site you map so you can work towards outcomes that matter to you. Each goal has an introductory article, that links you to actions you might be able to take on your site to work towards meeting your goals.
Actions to Support Pollinators
These are the current actions that are tied to this goal. Whether or not you have “completed” an action is tied to the data collected via your site map. Each Habitat Map has its own goals and actions. To learn more about any action, or about how to change data on your map related to this action, click the link.
- Native flowers
- Bare earth for nesting
- Pollinator garden
- No use of Pesticides
- Unmowed grasses or meadow
- No use of herbicides
- Leaf litter left on-sight
- Solitary bee house
How to Set Goals for Your Sites
Ready to set goals for your habitat map? Visit the Map page, open the site explorer, and select the map you’d like to set goals for.