Why Manage Your Property for Pollinators?
More than 50 per cent of households in Canada have a yard, which means that 6.2 million home owners could help make a difference for pollinators. If everyone set aside a portion of their lawn as pollinator habitat, together that would add up to many thousands of hectares in new habitat for pollinators!
Doug Tallamy, leading researcher, author and head of the University of Delaware’s Entomology and Wildlife Ecology Department, says in his book Bringing Nature Home : “Gardeners have become important players in the management of our nation’s wildlife. It is now within the power of individual gardeners to do something that we all dream of doing: to make a difference.”
Contrary to popular belief, providing habitat for Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators does not need to involve a lot of extra work or money. In fact, there are many simple things you can do to make your garden both beautiful and beneficial!
CWF’s Gardening for Wildlife web pages can help you along with basic and wildlife-friendly gardening tips, handouts, a Native Plant Encyclopedia to help you choose plants for your garden and much more!