Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
March 14, 2017
Anyone can be a Citizen Scientist!
You can be part of a collaborative effort to track and conserve pollinators by collecting data on pollinators in your yard, garden, school and park. Citizen science projects are helping to establish baseline information on pollination services for the entire country and critical resources for pollinators, while also helping scientists to identify areas of conservation concern.
Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day.
Pollinated foods are super foods, as many essential nutrients and antioxidants we consume come from plant products that are pollinator dependent. Despite their importance, they are at pivotal point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of gardens and pollinatorfriendly landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country. Every household, business, community and school can provide food and habitat for pollinators.
Click here to see how you can make a difference!