Want to Help our Struggling Pollinators?
1) Convert 10% of your lawn to pollinator habitat. There are more than 40 million acres of lawn or turfgrass in the U.S. alone. This change would add four million acres for bees, butterflies, and birds.
2) Replace some of your non-native ornamental plants with native plants. Many different kinds of beneficial insects rely on native plants as food or for nesting sites. These insects are food for birds and other wildlife. Declines in backyard birds are linked to an increase in the number of non-native plants.
3) There is no need to use Pesticides on a lawn or garden. Pesticides, especially insecticides, kill bees and other pollinators and beneficial insects that are meant to control pests. Systemic pesticides called Neonicontinoids (Neo-nics) are lethal to bees and other pollinators. And the most commonly used herbicide, Roundup is wiping out milkweed and other wildflowers essential for native bee pollinators and butterflies. Roundup additives are toxic to Bumblebees.
4) Turn off the lights. Lights harm night-flying insects. Moths are a night-time pollinator and are food for birds and other wildlife. Attracted by the light, they become exhausted and die. Fireflies, in their immature stage, are important for pest control. Lights disturb these night-flyers seeking mates to reproduce. By adding motion sensors and using yellow LED lights will preserve these important insects.
Contact us at: ProPollinators@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/protectourpollinators
Connecting public open spaces and private lands
to provide healthy habitat for bees, butterflies,
beneficial insects. birds, and other
threatened animal species.
- to save our endangered pollinators through education and action.
Protect Our Pollinators is a proud Partner of the Pollinator Pathway Northeast and Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership and support of the Homegrown National Park.
To order, mail your donation to:
Protect Our Pollinators
12 Whippoorwill Hill Road
Newtown CT 06470
Suggested donation is $20.
A GRASS-ROOTS CALL-TO- ACTION
TO REGERATE BIODIVERISITY
- No Experience necessary -
POP co-sponsored an evening of Winter Seed Sowing of Natives
- The event brought community groups
- Participants embraced information on native
plants and an innovative sowing technique.
- Enthusiasm was contagious for hands-on
planting of seeds in recycled containers to
- How interesting that native seeds need
the cold to help them germinate before the
weather warms in spring.