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 foods 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!
Local Demonstration Gardens
· Colorado Springs Utilities Demonstration Gardens - Self-guided activity stations, registration required.
· El Paso County Parks, Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers
Rick's Garden Center
Spencer's Lawn & Garden Centers
Don's Garden Shop & Landscape Materials
· Black Forest Honey: Black Forest Honey also provides bee and swarm removal services on a case by case basis.
· Bring Back the Pollinators from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation