Pollinator garden project
Pollinators are the many amazing species of bees, butterflies and other wildlife that transfer pollen from flower to flower, resulting in seeds, fruits, and the next generation of plants. In addition to providing one out of every three bites of food we eat, these diverse and fascinating animals are essential to biodiversity and are vital to sustaining healthy ecosystems! Healthy ecosystems clean the air, stabilize soils, support wildlife, and protect us from severe weather.
Many pollinators worldwide are under serious threat due to pesticides, pollution, habitat loss, disease, and climate change. Parks Canada recognizes these threats and we have been working to support and monitor pollinator species at risk. As part of this effort, pollinator gardens have been planted at Fundy National Park, Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, and St. Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site.
Wait, what’s a pollinator garden?
A pollinator garden is an outdoor space that is carefully planned to be a welcoming habitat for pollinators. The most important element of a pollinator garden is for it to include plants that are native to your region.
Pollinators need your help! Anyone with access to an outdoor space (no matter how small!) has the power to make a positive difference by planting native plants and adopting pollinator-friendly practices.
Read on to learn more about the simple steps that you can take to help pollinators and other wildlife in your community!