This garden features a number of pollinator favorites and also hosts a beehive. This area is especially active in late summer.
Why Plant for Pollinators? As you can see, pollinator gardens are dynamic and beautiful and by themselves do much to improve our landscapes and communities, but they are the single most effective and easy way for people to do real conservation. Because of habitat loss, over-use of pesticides, and other factors, pollinator numbers are down, and this should be a concern for all of us. Not only are the pollination services of insects responsible for a large percentage of the food we and wildlife depend on, but many pollinators are vital for maintaining ecological balance by controlling pest insect populations. So starting, growing, or expanding a pollinator garden is a win-win-win!
Register Your Pollinator Garden with Our Plant for Pollinator Challenge! Make your pollinator garden count! Registered gardens will be added to our count of approximately 2400 already registered pollinator gardens, will be marked on our pollinator garden map and have their square footage tallied. You’ll also enjoy the quarterly newsletter and receive other benefits. Register your garden today at: https://cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/plant-for-pollinators/