Updated: May 16
Pollinator gardens attract beneficial insects to your yard by providing food and habitat. They also attract all sorts of other wildlife that can benefit from them
By Thompson Earth Systems Institute - Patricia Escobar Torres
Pollinator gardens, also known as butterfly gardens, serve to attract beneficial insects to your yard. By providing food and shelter to larval and adult insects, you can create a sanctuary for wildlife.
Pollinator gardens attract beneficial insects to your yard by providing food and habitat. They also attract all sorts of other wildlife that can benefit from them.
Pollinator gardens don’t just attract butterflies; they attract all sorts of wildlife. Once you’ve started, you’ll see the bustling of hummingbirds, bumblebees, and many other species that benefit from your garden.
These gardens make a great difference to the environment, especially in urban areas where natural resources for pollinators are scarce.
Anyone can start small: a pollinator garden can be productive regardless of size. From an acre of land to a patio container, you just need a few requirements: pesticide-free food and shelter.
A few flowers you can include in your garden include marigolds, black-eyed susan, sunflowers, and more! You can even plant herbs like basil and rosemary.
If a person is interested in a particular pollinator, plant the host plants they rely on for growing and reproducing.