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It’s easy to Bring Back the Pollinators with these four simple steps:


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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.

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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.

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Pesticides are harmful to pollinators, especially insecticides. Herbicides reduce food sources by removing flowers from the landscape.

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Let your friends and neighbors know you’re providing habitat with a pollinator habitat sign. You can also sign the Pollinator Protection Pledge!

For region specific information, visit the Pollinator Conservation Resource Center!

Pollinator Gardens

Can you make the commitment to protect pollinators? Sign the Pollinator Protection Pledge and join thousands of others who have pledged to provide habitat and protect pollinators from pesticides.

Taking Next Steps


Bee Friendlier

Cascadian Farm is helping to highlight how to get involved and make a difference. Through the Bee Friendlier program they are asking everyone to help increase habitat for bees and other pollinators by planting wildflowers to help them thrive. It’s also why they are donating $0.50, up to $150,000, for every code redeemed online before December 31, 2014, to one of three programs (including Xerces) to help support bee research and habitat creation. Visit Bee-Friendlier.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 Gretchen LeBuhn. Read more.

Bumble Bee Watch

We need your help! Bumble bees are in decline across the country. Help scientists track and conserve North American bumble bees by participating in this citizen science project. Visit Bumblebeewatch.org.


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Pollinator Conservation Seed Mixes

Xerces Society scientists worked with native seed companies across the U.S. to design wildflower seed mixes that provide foraging and nesting resources for a diversity of pollinators. Read more.



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Pollinator Conservation Resource Center


The Resource Center is where you can find regional information about plant lists, habitat conservation guides, and more. Learn more.

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