What can you do for pollinators?
Eliminate your use of pesticides.
Because habitat loss is another stressor responsible for the decline of our pollinators,
plant for them.
MORE NATIVE PLANT DIVERSITY = MORE NATIVE POLLINATOR DIVERSITY
Please know that taking up the hobby of beekeeping (honey bees) is not a way to "save the bees" and that in fact, in urban settings it may displace our native bees. Please read more here. Plant for bees and other native pollinators instead.
Research each plant before buying to avoid planting invasive species. Look for Grow Me Instead Guides for your province.
As you seek bedding plants from nurseries, please read this message from Carol Dunk.Credit Valley Conservation Native Plants for Pollinators
Pollinator Partnership Ecoregional Guides with 14 dedicated to Canadian regions (so far)
Ontario Wildflowers useful beyond Ontario
Keeping the Bees by Laurence Packer
Books by Heather Holm
How to Make a Pollinator Garden by Clement Kent $8 including shipping; click thumbnail and scroll down to page to open Publications tab
Landowner's Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators by Susan Chan $15 including shipping; click thumbnail and scroll down to page to open Publications tab