Starting in 2014 the National Pollinator Garden Network, which consists of groups of people concerned about the decline of pollinating creatures, got together to start the Million Pollinators Garden Challenge after President Obama issued an Executive Memorandum. The memorandum outlines the President’s strategy to “Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators”.
“Pollinator gardens provide one way to reverse that decline (of pollinators) by offering food, water, cover and places to raise young for honey bees, native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.”
Other pollinators also include bats, moths, flies, beetles and ants.
|Bat - don't be afraid!|
One in three bites of food we eat is because of pollinators. Without them a major food source would be eliminated , as fruits and vegetables must be pollinated to bloom, which is part of the process for their production.
So pollinating flying things go around spreading the good stuff to keep the cycle going.
Register your yard or site here. There are almost 188,000 sites registered so far.
To find out more information, such as what a good pollinating garden looks like, go here.
I'm hoping I can get a good start on building a pollinator-friendly garden this summer. I think they like what I already have, but I want to make it lush and protective for them, which takes time and money. It'll be worth it.
How about you? Is your garden pollinator-worthy?
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Happy gardening ~