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Promoting Pollinators

We promote pollinators as an essential component to a healthy watershed. Bees and other pollinators are critical for sustaining ecosystems all over the world. In fact, they are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of the food we eat! Most pollinators are insects, but they also include birds, bats, and small mammals. These creatures visit flowers to either drink nectar or feed off pollen. As they do so, they transport the pollen grains while moving from place to place. These critters provide this free, invaluable ecosystem service but they are increasingly being threatened by loss of their feeding and nesting habitats, pollution, misuse of chemicals, and a changing climate. 


Check out these resources to learn how you can protect pollinators and their habitats!


·       Teaching kids the importance of bees

Local Demonstration Gardens

May contain: big bluestem grass
Big Bluestem Grass

·       Colorado Native Plant Society

·       Colorado Springs Utilities Demonstration Gardens - Self-guided activity stations, registration required. 

·       El Paso County Parks, Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers

·       Horticultural Art Society Demonstration Gardens

·       Manitou Springs Pollinator Tours

Local Nurseries

May contain: purple asters
Alpine Asters

Rick's Garden Center

Spencer's Lawn & Garden Centers 

Harding Nursery

Summerland Gardens

Phelan Gardens

Don's Garden Shop & Landscape Materials

Britton Nursery

May contain: grass, plant, vegetation, and root
Root systems of native plants

Partner Sites 

·       Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero

·       Black Forest Honey: Black Forest Honey also provides bee and swarm removal services on a case by case basis.

·       Buckley’s Homestead Supply

·       Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs

·       Colorado Native Plant Society and the Southeast Chapter

·       Colorado State Extension Office

·       Colorado Parks and Wildlife

·       Denver Butterfly Pavilion

·      Flying Pig Farm

·       Manitou Springs Pollinator Project

·       Manitou Springs Seed Library

·       Mile High Bug Club

·       Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association

·       Pollinator Week

·       Western Apiculture Society


·       Bring Back the Pollinators from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation 

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Bee the change