Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

By Dawn Weber
Board Member-at-Large, St. Louis Wild Ones

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Bees on swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is a nationwide call-to-action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators across the United States.

Already as members of Wild Ones, we are planting pollinator-friendly gardens in our own yards and community projects, promoting the use of native plants and building quality habitat.

Take a look at the interactive map of sites that have been registered; it’s interesting to zoom in and see the distribution in different areas.

186,344 pollinator habitats have been registered from all over the globe, as of June 12.

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If you would like to receive a S.H.A.R.E. (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment) site sign to display in your landscape, one is available after site registration, with a $20 donation to the Pollinator Partnership. The sign is 8.5″ x 11″ white PVC board that is weatherproof in rain, cold, and heat conditions.

Join the campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators. Visit Pollinator Partnership to register YOUR habitat.