Creating pollinator habitats in public and private spaces is a growing trend that is helping to increase the population of these essential creatures. In Hamilton, residents are taking up the challenge and creating spaces that attract and nourish pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Not only does creating pollinator habitats help support the ecosystem and the local food supply, but it also has aesthetic benefits. By incorporating wildflowers and native plants into these habitats, we can beautify our neighborhoods and increase pride in our communities.
If you’re interested in creating a pollinator habitat in your own space, it’s important to know where to find the native plants that will attract and support these important creatures. Here are some helpful links to get started:
From the Canadian Wildlife Federation site:
From the Halton Region Master Gardeners site:
From the Toronto Zoo’s Urban Outlook site:
By incorporating pollinator habitats into our public and private spaces, we can help support these important creatures and make our communities more beautiful and vibrant. With the resources and information available, it’s easier than ever to get started.