Dedicate a part of a yard or public space to grow naturally without pesticides/herbicides or being cut or mowed, thereby creating a biodiverse space where native plants can grow and pollinators can live.
It is common practice for a homeowner or the municipal grounds crew to spray pesticides and herbicides and over-cut the grass, hoping to create that well-manicured look. The price of that pretty yard, however, is the loss of naturally growing native plants that provide pollinators the proper habitat.
Several local partners have agreed to create a Pollinator Patch on their property and host workshops for the community. Each Pollinator Patch will have a sign with a QR Code linking it to this Pollinator Patch page.
To determine the impact of the Pollinator Patches on increasing biodiversity, I have set up a data collection account with the Citizen Scientist website, iNaturalist, to collect information about plants and pollinators found in the Pollinator Patches.
Please return soon as I will be posting information about the workshops and sharing other resources.