GARDENS: Actions to help pollinators

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has produced the second of it’s publications under the All Ireland Polliantor Plan.

The Publication is entitled: GARDENS: Actions to help pollinators

gardensThere are many suggestions about how to make your garden more pollinator friendly. The three main focuses are “food”, “shelter” and “safety”. Here are some brief suggestions but I suggest reading the full publication for more ideas.

FOOD – Let dandelions bloom.

Dandelions are an important food for bees

Dandelions are an important food source for bees

SHELTER – bumblebees often nest in tall grass. Leave an area of tall grass in your garden

Tall grass ideally with wildflowers provides food AND possible nesting habitat

Tall grass ideally with wildflowers provides food AND possible nesting habitat

SAFETY – don’t use pesticides. At the end of the day if you want insects in your garden it is best to avoid using all kinds of chemicals.

 

Advertisements

About Murtagh's Meadow

As an ecologist I have always had an interest in nature. I love gardening and would spend all day outdoors if I could. I also enjoy taking photographs and writing. I live in the west of Ireland with my young family.
This entry was posted in Pollinators and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s