I’ve been out buzzing across fields of cyberspace for quite some time now collecting brain pollen:
- Particles of information picked up here and there, carried home, and stored in neat little folder compartments on my electronic devices;
- Nourishment for ideas to be put into action- not just by me- but anyone with an interest to learn about, support, and strengthen pollinator populations and the ecosystems they depend on for survival.
- I hope this little hive of information will encourage, inspire, and assist you in finding a pollinator project that catches your interest.
- You are invited to add more ideas to the “hive” in the comments section. Thanks, honey…
Click on this icon to start down a path rich in information and resources. Everything from President Obama’s, “National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators,” to pollinator programs, planting guides, and learning materials.
Click on this icon for information about a REALLY cool app.- “Plant a garden that butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will love as much as you!”
The Bee Smart™ Pollinator Gardener is your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area. Never get caught wondering what plants to buy again! Eco-region specific planting guides are at your finger tips. Can you tell I’m very excited about this?
Click here for more technical, and policy-oriented pollinator information from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.
Bring Back the Pollinators-
Click on the icon for a wealth of information and four easy steps that provide several levels of commitment anyone can make to help “BRING BACK the POLLINATORS.”
Bumble Bee Watch-
Click on this icon if you are a macro-photography buff, or simply like to take photos of Bumble Bees. Join “Bumble Bee Watch” to submit your Bumble Bee sightings as part of a citizen science data collection group.
Pollinator Protection Pledge-
The Xerces Society-
(The Xerces Society was named after the first known butterfly(Xerces Blue Butterfly) to become extinct due to human activity.)
National Pollinator Garden Network-
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.
Click on this icon to learn how to participate to create more pollinator habitat through sustainable gardening practices, habitat conservation.
This program aligns with the “National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators,” and the S.H.A.R.E. project. It is supported by many partner organizations including the Pollinator Partnership, and the Xerces Society.