What can you do for pollinators? Eliminate your use of pesticides.
 
Because habitat loss is another stressor responsible for the decline of our bee-loved pollinators,
plant for them.
 
Plant native species, or plant species that you know are laden with pollen and nectar (some ornamental hybrids do not produce pollen or nectar).
 
Ideally, a continuous succession of blooms from early spring to late autumn will benefit our pollinating creatures.
 
Ensure you are not planting invasive species! Learn more here.
 
Important  ~  as you seek bedding plants from nurseries, please read this message from Carol Dunk. 
 
 
 
 

Plants for Pollinators: Guides and Lists

Evergreen Ecozones --  in combination with --  Evergreen Native Plant Database

North American Native Plant Society Database

Pollinator Partnership Ecoregional Guides with 14 dedicated to Canadian regions (so far) aussi disponible en francais

Nectar and Pollen Plants for Native Wild Pollinators by Susan Chan

Canadian Wildlife Federation Pollinator Plants Kits 

Pollination Guelph List of Links to Native Plants for Pollinators

North American Native Plant Society Gardening Tips for Pollinators

Guelph's Riverside Park Pollinator Gardens Plant List

Organic Gardening List with Plants to Get Started on Integrated Pest Management

 

 

Protect Your Pollinators

Raising Awareness Among Canadians About Plant Pollinators

Pollinators and Your Winter Garden

Organic Pest Control for Cucumber and Potato Bugs, and Flea Beetles

 

 

Pollinator-Friendly Guides

Xerces Society: Farming with Pollinators

Pollination Canada

Canadian Wildlife Federation: Plant for Pollinators

North American Native Plant Society

Canadian Geographic article Plight of the Bumblebee

 

 

Books for Sale

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