Saturday, June 16, 2012
Pollinator Week - Biology
Pollinator week is June 18-24 and we'll be doing what we can at our home. How about you?
We'll be continuing our balcony garden, as well as the gardening at our friend's home; and we'll be on a "Pollinator Hunt" all week to see what we discover. My son also wants to do some research to see what plants and insects/animals go together for pollination purposes.
He has already started our list for when we move into a house - he knows which plants he wants in order to attract certain butterflies for example ; )
This great article has a list of resources for more information, as well as activities and background information.
When planning your pollinator-friendly garden, choose native plants whenever possible. The Pollinator Partnership has a native plant guide (http://pollinator.org/guides.htm) that tailors recommendations to your region. Plant a variety of species that will flower successively over the entire growing season.