Providing a wildflower rich habitat is the most significant action we can all take to support our pollinators, but there are also some pollinator valuable plants we can add to a home garden.
We recommend that you choose varieties from the following list of plants: common milkweed, echinacea or coneflower, black eyed susan, calendula, cosmos, zinnia, nasturtium, lavender, marigolds, or sunflowers. The pollinators will thank you!!!
Our region is home to several pollinator species including bumble bees, native bees, wasps, butterflies, and moths- some endangered. These and other pollinators maintain healthy and productive plant communities, provide food for wildlife, and play an essential role in crop production. Many pollinators are threatened by habitat loss, including a dramatic decline in native plants.