Did you know that June is National Pollinator Month? In celebration of the many contributions that are made by our pollinators, the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge was initiated by the National Wildlife Federation to recognize and encourage the planting of pollinator gardens. Wild About Ewing, a joint program of Ewing’s Green Team and Environmental Commission, asks all Ewing gardeners to “Bee” Part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge and answer this call to action. Help preserve the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators and create wildlife friendly gardens and landscapes.
To answer the challenge and BEEcome a part of the solution, just follow these three simple steps.
Plant something for pollinators
- Plant NATIVE plants that provide nectar and pollen sources
- Provide a water source
- Situate gardens in sunny areas with wind breaks
- Create large “pollinator targets” of native or non-invasive plants
- Establish continuous bloom throughout the growing season
- Eliminate or minimize the impact of pesticides.
If you have followed these simple principles in your garden then, take the next step and
Register your Garden to BEE Counted. BEE sure to add a photo of your garden or landscape to the S.H.A.R.E map. Anyone and any size garden can join in the campaign to reach one million sites for pollinators!
Don’t forget the next step because we need to encourage every property owner to help sustain pollinators and all wildlife on their properties.
Spread the Word and get others to join in!
Keep the Challenge Growing! Invite others to your garden and talk to everyone about the importance of pollinators and how you can help.
Certify Your Garden
To learn more and join with us, we encourage Ewing gardeners to follow the steps listed above to create a wildlife friendly garden and then certify your garden or yard in the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program. Learn more about Ewing’s Community Wildlife Habitat project at ewingwildlifegardens.com and BEEcome a part of the solution!