Plant Pollinator Habitats
Pollinators are an important part of our global environments, but their populations are rapidly declining due to loss of habitat, disease, climate change and pesticides. One way we can help to conserve, support and promote healthy pollinator populations is by conserving, and creating, good habitat for them.
Good pollinator habitat includes areas rich in native flora, free from pesticide use. Connectivity of habitat is also an important component of pollinator health. The more habitat we create, even small patches in backyards and along trails and roads, the more connectivity there will be as these areas begin to overlap.
Another important component of pollinator habitat is leaving areas where they can overwinter without being disturbed. This can be accomplished by leaving fallen leaves on the ground, or piled along the margins of your garden areas, where pollinators can safely hibernate.
You can learn more about pollinators, pollinator plants, and where to buy pollinator plants and seeds under our Bee City Santa Fe Learn More Pages:
For more information about creating habitat, see the Xerces resource center page: https://xerces.org/pollinator-resource-center.