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Pollinator Week: A How-To Guide

July 17th, 2015

Pollinator Week: A How-To Guide

The plight of bumble bees has brought awareness about all pollinating creatures and led the way to creation of National Pollinator Week (June 15-23rd).  If you want to become part of the solution and support birds, bees, butterflies and bats – here’s how.

Get Educated

Find a resource in your community, such as an outdoor museum or gardening club, and take a tour or join up.  You will be positively stunned at the free opportunities to learn about pollinating beasts.  There is even an app for iPhone or Android to give you the basics in identifying pollinators.

 

Start Your Own Garden

Even a small garden in rooftop or tiny backyard will help pollinators, who are always seeking new flowers for food.  Container gardening is a good bet, and can  be done almost anywhere you have some outdoor space.  All it takes it soil, seeds, a few tools, and consistent water.

Add to Your Garden

 

Plant a variety of flowers, and go for the simple kinds.  If the package says “cottage” or “old-fashioned” that is what you want to buy.  Avoid seeds that advertise “new” or “improved” features.  Always make sure there is welcoming water source in your garden (but change frequently to keep mosquitoes at bay).

Join a National Pollinator Event

Become an activist by meeting up with other supporters of this movement.  Visit the National Pollinator Week even page and find a community even near you.

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