Bring Back the Pollinators Campaign
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Pollinator Habitat Sign
Purchase a pollinator habitat sign to designate your protected pollinator habitat.
Bring Back the Pollinators is based on four simple principles
Flowers provide the nectar and pollen resources that pollinators feed on. Growing the right flowers, shrubs, and trees with overlapping bloom times will support pollinators from spring through fall.
A home for growing pollinators is essential. You can leave patches of bare ground and brush piles or install nesting blocks, and plant caterpillar host plants.
Pesticides are harmful to pollinators, especially insecticides. Herbicides reduce food sources by removing flowers from the landscape.
Talking to your community will encourage more people to join this important effort, helping even more pollinators!
For region specific information, visit the Pollinator Conservation Resource Center!
Check out some of the awesome work that BBTP participants have been doing!
Join the Bring Back the Pollinators group on Flickr to contribute your own photos! You must have a Flickr account to join the group. For more information on how to join our Flickr groups, refer to their FAQ.
If you don’t have a Flickr account, but would like to contribute photos, please email them to us at: email@example.com
Attracting Native Pollinators
Xerces most recent book, Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, is available to purchase from our website. The book is published in 2011 by Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts. Attracting Native Pollinators is coauthored by four Xerces Society staff members Eric Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Mace Vaughan, and Scott Black in collaboration with Read more …
Establishing Pollinator Meadows from Seed
Establishing wildflower habitat for pollinators is the single most effective course of action to conserve pollinators that can be taken by anyone at any scale. These guidelines provide step-by-step instructions for establishing pollinator meadows from seed in areas that range in size from a small backyard garden up to areas around an acre. Use Read more …
Project Bumble Bee
In the late 1990′s, bee biologists started to notice a decline in the abundance and distribution of several wild bumble bee species. Five of these species (western bumble bee, rusty patched bumble bee, yellowbanded bumble bee and the American bumble bee) were once very common and important crop pollinators over their ranges. Franklin’s bumble bee was Read more …
The monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) of North America are renowned for their long-distance seasonal migration and their spectacular winter gatherings in Mexico and California. Monarchs face many threats, and population monitoring at overwintering sites has documented significant declines in the number of monarchs returning to those sites. In 2008, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), Read more …