Tips for Attracting Pollinators

Dave Crawford’s Handouts

  • Dave Crawford, a Wild Ones member, writes

    Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass, 2014) suggests humans can restore natural landscapes as a reciprocal gift to the Earth in exchange for the gifts nature provides to humans. She suggests that the Earth might say “thank you” to humans for doing this. I’ve done this in my yard, and the Earth says “thank you” in pollinators!

  • Read about how you can attract pollinators to your yard:
  • How To Help Pollinators In Your Own Neighborhood (PDF)
  • Dave has prepared a list of plants attractive to pollinators that you can grow in your own yard.  He provides an easy to follow chart with bloom times and sun preferences:
  • Must Have Native Plants for Minnesota Native Pollinators (PDF)

2 of Our Members Talk About  Gardening for Pollinators 

A news article that was published by Press Publications:

Native Plants the Bees Knees for Pollinators, People

Heather Holm’s Specialist Bees Resources

Jarrod Fowler’s Specialist Bees Web Page

Jarrod Fowler’s Host Plants Web Page

Heather recommends these citizen science websites:

Heather Holm’s website and social media: