Pollinator Friendly Practices

Did you know? Ontario is home to nearly 400 species of native bees and that native bees account for nearly 70% of pollination taking place in Ontario!

For pollinators (and most wildlife), manicured lawns are a desert. Lawn history is rooted in status and wealth. In 17th century England, only rich landowners had lawns, and before lawnmowers, only the wealthy could afford labour to weed and scythe their grass.

There has been a sharp decline of pollinator populations in recent years leading to a decrease in plant species, in turn impacting ecosystems and food security, due to (i) pesticide overexposure; (ii) habitat loss, including the loss of native plants; and (iii) climate change.

Create a pollinator-friendly garden by following the below-listed tips —

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