Show Us Your Spring·Hello Spring

How we're becoming BFFs with pollinators

Tips to help you understand what pollinators need from us.

From what to grow to how to maintain your garden, tips to help these creatures thrive!

A honey bee inside the petals of a flower. Image taken at Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. (Submitted by Jeremy Smith)

Our favourite little pollinators are out doing their thing and making the world spring into blooming action. From bees to butterflies, these critters are essential! Without them, what flowers would we smell? What food would we eat? 

In the spirit of spring, we've found some simple ideas that you can start doing right now to help you become a pollinator's best friend. These tips will not only keep you in the good graces of these busy creatures, but will also contribute to the greater cause of protecting them and their ecosystems. 

Don't clean the lawn just yet!

#NoMowMay urges people to give it a few more weeks before revving up the old lawn mower. This extra buffer time for your lawn can help enrich thriving ecosystems that happen right in your own yards!   

How to 'bee' a better friend 

Rethinking the idea of the "perfect lawn" can help protect our favourite fuzzy flying friend, the bumblebee. Check out these articles to see how you can help save the bees! 

Welcome to 'Hot Plant Summer'

Ladybug on a yellow flower petal. Taken at Elizabeth Rogers Community Garden in Vancouver, B.C. (Submitted by Jana Williams)

Who doesn't love the pops of colour from gorgeous flowers in a garden? Consider the following plants in this article to add to your personal garden rainbow.

This 'butterflyway ranger' hopes to help save our pollinators, one garden at a time! 

Ladybug on a yellow flower petal. Taken at Elizabeth Rogers Community Garden in Vancouver, B.C. (Submitted by Jana Williams)

The Butterflyway Project is something we can all take part in. Charlene Meisner MacDonald and her granddaughter Alixa give us a taste of what it's like to take on the challenge of helping our fluttering friends. 

 

Any of these small changes can help you be a pollinator's best friend this season. The benefits they bring to your home gardens are endless, and we should make an effort to applaud them! 


Click here for more scenes from spring across the country. Show us your spring with the hashtag #HelloSpringCBC.

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