Create a Pollinator Habitat
The Hales Corners Environmental Committee announces additional
guidelines for Award Winners for 2015.
Looking for new and useful ideas for your summer gardening project? Once again
this year we would like you to consider designing a garden habitat for pollinators
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Consider Pollinators in you Garden
Garden plots fulfill may needs for both the gardener and the environment.
Gardeners may enjoy the challenge of working the soil, planting interesting
combinations of color and developing a beautiful display that evolves
throughout the season. Little known partners in this activity include a group
called the pollinators.
These pollinator partners have a major role in the development of all kinds of
plants; most importantly, food crops and forests. We can balance this
partnership by sustaining pollinator habitat. Consider planning your garden
with some attention to providing food and shelter for some of the unique
needs of the pollinators. Here are some of the details from the Pollinators
Partnership that can help you plan. (Click here)
Pollinator populations are changing. Many pollinator populations are in
decline and this decline is attributed most severely to a loss in feeding and
nesting habitats. Pollution, the misuse of chemicals, disease, and changes in
climatic patterns are all contributing to shrinking and shifting pollinator
populations. In some cases there isn't enough data to gauge a response, and
this is even more worrisome
NORTH AMERICAN POLLINATOR PROTECTION CAMPAIGN (NAPPC)
The Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit organization-- the largest
organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and
promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. The Pollinator Partnership's
mission is to protect pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through
conservation, education, and research.
Hales Corners lies within the Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Continental)
Province. See the Planting Guide from NAPPC and the Pollinator
Hales Corners becomes the first BEE
CITY in Wisconsin, and 14th in the
Bee City USA certification is both
an honor and a responsibility.
Launched in 2012, the Bee City
USA program endorses a set of
commitments, defined in a
resolution, for creating
sustainable habitats for
pollinators, which are vital to
feeding the planet. Cities, towns
and communities across
America are invited to make
these commitments and become
certified as a Bee City USA
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