“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for
future generations, whose words of thanks will not be heard.”
CREATE A POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY GARDENS
°Utilize nectariferous and pollen rich plants. °Utilize plants native to your area (or non-invasive for your area). °Plant in clusters to create a “target’ for pollinators to find. °Plant for continuous bloom from spring to fall.
° Native grasslands are critically important for pollinators. ° Allow leaves, material from dead branches and logs remain as nesting sites. ° Conduct controlled dry season grass burning. ° Say “NO” to native grassland conversion.
AVOID OR ELIMINATE THE USE OF PESTICIDES
° Learn about the interaction amid pollinators & pesticides! ° Practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM). ° Herbicides kill important native plants. ° Maintain your garden in a natural and organic approach.
SPREAD THE LOVE - INFORM AND INSPIRE
° Ask questions and share information.. ° Speak-up on social medias, educate your loved ones. ° Involve your HOA, apartment complex or community. ° Support local, state, national and international efforts ° Share your knowledge, be an agent of change
°Join groups that support pollinators and their habitats. ° Donate to nature related projects and volunteer. ° Participate in citizen-science programs. ° Visit our butterfly sanctuary! ° Celebrate Pollinator Week.
CONSERVE ALL OF OUR RESOURCES
° Use less and reduce your impact. ° Pollinators are severely affected by extremes in weather. ° Climate change puts pressure on native ranges and overwintering sites. ° Save water, recycle, compost, choose reusable goods.