- Author: Anne E Schellman
Native Pollinator Gardening in Your Backyard was recorded on May 26, 2020. Our guest speaker, Chris Howington from Natural Resources Conservation Service, quizzed attendees on their knowledge of pollinators, described the three types of pollinator nesting, and gave examples of what types of plants pollinators prefer.
Chris also spoke about the insect apocalypse, and what is causing dwindling numbers of bees, butterflies, and many other species. He details how you can help by creating an area in your landscape for pollinators!
Here are some resources to go along with the presentation:
- Find plants that work best in your area to provide pollen and nectar for pollinators from the Xerces Society
- How to build a “bee house,” from Michigan State University
- Read the latest research on native bees from UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab