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.
Learn how to avoid planting invasive species here. Look for Grow Me Instead Guides for your province.
Important ~ as you seek bedding plants from nurseries, please read this message from Carol Dunk.
Grand Moraine Growers feature a list of Plants for Specific Purposes
Credit Valley Conservation Native Plants for Pollinators
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