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WHY PLANT FOR POLLINATORS?
When you plant for Pollinators, you are helping our ecosystem. Pollinators improve the health of all plants, cultivated and wild, and, in turn, they support all wildlife and human beings, supplying us with food, habitat and a livable planet.
WHO ARE POLLINATORS?
In Ohio, the primary pollinators are native bees, honeybees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Sometimes beetles and other insects perform this important duty, too.
PLANT FOR POLLINATORS
Most of us have heard about the decline in pollinator populations over the last decade. And it really is an area of growing concern. Many scientists believe we’re quickly approaching a crisis.
While there’s much debate over chemical use and its effects on bees, butterflies, wasps, hummingbirds, and their relatives, there’s an even simpler reason for pollinator decline: a lack of habitat and food sources.
CINCINNATI ZOO POLLINATOR CHALLENGE & ZOO’S BEST PLANTS
Register your Pollinator garden with The Cincinnati Zoo. You can register a garden of any size as long as it includes at least one nectar and one host plant.
CHILDREN & POLLINATORS
Get the family involved! Start teaching your little “caterpillars” all about Pollinators. Click the button below to download FREE printable Pollinator coloring pages!
BERNS GARDEN CENTERS
3776 Indian Ripple Rd
Beavercreek OH, 45440
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Middletown OH, 45044