June is National Pollinator Month.
Pollinators sustain our ecosystems and help plants reproduce. Although small in size, they play a huge and important role! As we see biodiversity and abundance of native bees (and other pollinators) decreasing, what can we do to help?
- Stay tuned for upcoming events and opportunities at the People for Pollinators Meadow.
- Plant native, pollinator-friendly plants. There’s a lot of plants to choose from! Check out the Beecology Project, which is researching native bees in Massachusetts. Beecology makes recommendations for plants that provide pollen and nectar to a diversity of bees. Some great choices that benefit bees and pollinators include Asters, Milkweeds, Carolina rose, Willow, Low-Bush Blueberry, and Bee Balm.
- Avoid Pesticides. Choose products that are proven to not cause harm to bees and other pollinators.