Restoring Pollinator Habitats
There is a crisis in the populations of pollinators and many other insects in this country and around the world, due to habitat loss, pesticides, invasive species and global warming.
The Wildflower Pollinator Project is dedicated to helping turn this tide by offering resources and education as to how members of a community can work together to repopulate the pollinator habitats that sustain them.
Some years ago, a number of horticulturists recognized and addressed this increasingly urgent problem by developing a simple gardening method that not only protects wildflower seeds when sown at the end of the year, but also provides a means to produce an abundance of seedlings.
This method was developed with the intention of supplying enough seedlings to restore habitats and help pollinators to rebound in number. This method has been utilized by our project and is called a Wildflower Nursery Kit.
Pollinators need adequately sized habitats to meet their survival needs. Areas large enough to provide a diversity of flowering native plants for feeding, egg-laying and nesting sites. The Natural Resources Conservation Service suggests an area of at least half an acre for beneficial insects and habitat. This is a goal we can aspire to, but smaller garden areas that are close to each other will also serve, and every wildflower garden helps.
Joining a Wildflower Pollinator Project in your community gives vital support to the goal of restoring habitats. There is the advent of this new gardening method to generate a greater number of wildflower seedlings, but also needed are volunteers to help fulfill the task. Most importantly, members are needed to join us in an on-going, year to year process to realize this goal.
Local members will receive Wildlife Nursery Kits and the seedlings then produced will be available for transplanting into a community site where an adequately sized habitat is being created. It’s an involvement with your neighbors in a meaningful process that is inexpensive and doesn’t require much effort.
Pollinators need Habitats
When was the last time you saw a meadow? Pollinators and many other insects need large sized habitats to survive, and through members of a community working together is how these habitats will be created. Both pollinators and the habitats they depend on are being increasingly threatened, and without concerned intervention, the loss will be devastating.
Wildflower Pollinator Project
Our endeavor is to inspire, aide and bring local individuals, organizations and businesses to work together with the goal of repopulating community landscapes with native wildflowers habitats and help reverse the population crisis effecting all bees, butterflies, humming birds and many species of insects and creatures we know little about, but that sustain the natural world.
It takes a village to create habitats for pollinators.