Create Pollinator Gardens
Online Education Resources for Pollinator Gardens
View a selection of links to online educational resources about how to create pollinator habitats and gardens. Happy browsing!
OSU Extension Service
Create a home landscape for pollinators: Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds:
- Create a Home Landscape for Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds
- 12 Plants to Entice Pollinators to Your Garden
Selecting Plants for Pollinators.
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Resources to Help Pollinators.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Audubon Society / Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Certification Program
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Bring Back the Pollinators
- Pollinator Conservation Resources: Pacific Northwest Region
- Pollinator Conservation Program
Better Homes and Gardens
The National Wildlife Federation
Old Farmer's Almanac
- Why Create a Pollinator Garden?
You're probably aware that the populations of our native bees, butterflies, and other insect pollinators have been declining for several decades. Perhaps you've noticed fewer butterflies and bees in your own backyard?
- Why does this matter?
First, no insects mean no food. About three-fourths of all flowering plants are pollinated by insects, as well as the crops that produce more than one-third of the world's food supply. Second, insects are the bedrock of our entire ecosystem (birds, lizards, frogs, and other wildlife). Without insects, the birds, fish, and small mammals that depend on them decline; if they decline, the entire food web and local ecosystem are affected.
Animal pollinators are needed for the reproduction of 90% of flowering plants and one-third of human food crops. Each of us depends on these industrious pollinators in a practical way to provide us with the wide range of foods we eat. In addition, pollinators are part of the intricate web that supports the biological diversity in natural ecosystems that helps sustain our quality of life.
Even a single plant that supports pollinators can make a BIG difference. Let's help the bees and butterflies which, in turn, make our flowers bloom and our vegetables grow!
Discover ways to work with nature to make a pollinator garden, including plants that support pollinators.