It is estimated that 80% of plants depend on pollinators to move pollen from one flower to another in order to reproduce. In Ontario we have many species of native pollinators, including bees, bumblebees, beetles, moths, butterflies and even hummingbirds.
Pollinator populations are declining globally due to habitat loss, pesticide use and urban development. We can help butterflies and other pollinators by creating small patches of habitat where these creatures can flutter and buzz.
Scientists consider that planting milkweed and other native wildflowers is one of the most important actions people can take to help support the threatened Monarch butterfly.
Oakvillegreen wants to help you transform your back yard, school yard, or garden space into habitat that will not only look great, but welcome butterflies and pollinators.
Join us by participating in one or more of our 2015 initiatives:
- pop-up pollinator native garden kits, native shrubs/trees for sale soon on our website. Find more information about our kits: Native Garden Kits from Oakvillegreen for private owners and Native Garden Kits from Oakvillegreen for schools and community groups
- hands-on workshops coming up on topics like: bee boxes, seed bombs, how to attract more pollinators to your garden. Stay tuned for dates, times and locations.
- support, ideas, and presentations for schoolyard naturalization. Faith-based groups or schools also have a chance to receive a free pollinator native garden kit and our support for planting in 2015 through a collaboration with GSS (Greening Sacred Spaces Halton-Peel). To check conditions and eligibility visit their website.
To inquire about any of these programs please contact Beatriz Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org