Pollinator Conservation

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Lucy Janovitz

Jul 1, 2020, 2:25:15 PM7/1/20
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Pollinators, such as bees and hummingbirds, may be physically small, but they play a large role in our ecosystems, with many species (including humans) relying on their activity. Anyone can help pollinators-- even you! And it is much easier than you may think.


Hello EwA Community! 


My name is Lucy, and I am one of EwA’s summer interns. This month, I wanted to share a topic of personal interest, which is pollinator conservation. 


Efforts have been made on the regional and national scale to protect pollinators, with political agencies such as the EPA attempting to regulate the use of harmful pesticides. However, researchers have reported a large number of insect populations to be on a steady decline, threatening the stability of ecosystems globally. While legislative change is needed, action can also be taken on an individual level. 


This article, published by the Xerces Society, provides useful tips on how to make your yard pollinator-friendly, in both urban and suburban environments. The article provides helpful suggestions, not just for limiting pesticide usage, but also for planting pollinator-friendly native plants, providing nesting habitats, and more. 


No matter how small your yard or garden may be, changes can be made to help pollinators. Check it out!

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