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An ideal example of a pollinator garden design

All greenspace can be considered a pollinator habitat. Your garden is naturally a home to a wide variety of pollinators like hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, flies and beetles. However, while we want to focus on creating a habitat in the form of a pollinator garden, we must also recognize that we are providing habitat for other wildlife, such as birds, snakes, worms and an array of insects that live above and underground.

Pollinator gardens serve as windbreaks or shelter for delicate creatures, they help stabilize the soil and improve water quality. Pollinators have two basic habitat needs: a diversity of flowering native or naturalized plants, and egg-laying or nesting sites. This is true for other organisms that inhabit your garden too. With this in mind, we encourage you to plan your garden with consideration to all of the living species that your garden welcomes.

We love to study and learn about the indigenous plants that increase the pollination activity in a garden. However, as you can see in the plan provided by https://organicdailypost.com/ there are many more components to consider when designing a pollinator oasis. Although this model acts as a butterfly garden, there are important factors to consider when designing a pollinator space. Take note of some of the features such as the shaded versus sun filled areas, the paddling or bathing area and the basking area that consists of pure, open soil. – Mme. Ashleigh White M.Ed

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