Considering the decline in pollinator populations, it is imperative that we provide pollinator habitats.
A couple of days ago in Protect The Pollinators we talked about the important role that pollinators play in the food chain. We also went over how pollinators are declining in numbers.
We can provide food and shelter to help keep local pollinator populations in our area healthy and helpful.
Tips To Attract A Pollinator
– Plant an area of flowers rich in nectar and pollen which flower at different times during the growing season
– Plant larger clumps of the same variety
– Plant flowers in sunny areas that are sheltered from wind
– Bees favorite colors are blue, purple, white, and yellow and they like a variety of shapes
– Do not use any pesticides in the area that you are leaving for the pollinators, chemical or organic
– Provide sheltered areas for pollinators to nest, and if you are so inclined, you can raise colonies of honeybees!
Pollinator Flower Favorites
Here’s a pretty infographic you can refer to when you are planting your Pollinator Garden.
Marissa, Director of Communications
Shell’s Feed & Garden Supply, Inc.