No matter where you live – urban/rural, in an apartment or single family home, you can (and should) support native pollinators. Did you know one out of every three bites of food/drink come from native pollinators?
Here’s an activity you can do with the entire family! For more tips and resources on creating pollinator-friendly habitats, visit https://buzzatcherrycreekunl.wordpress.com/
Native bees are important pollinators. Some native bees, like leaf cutter bees and mason bees, nest in hollow plant stems. You can help native solitary bees by providing a man-made bee nest. The kids that attended my Clover College workshop last week made these bee nests. They had a fun time and this would be easy for your family to make for Pollinator Week.
1 ¾ inch plastic lid from juice container
Paper towel tube cut to 7 inches in length (we use the tube from automated paper towel dispensers) If you use a regular sized paper towel tube, the plastic juice container lid will need to be 1 ½ inches.
Paper drinking straws cut to 6 inches in length
Mason bee tubes (optional)
Zip ties or twine
Bee Nest supplies: paper towel tube, plastic lid, paper straws and duct tape.
Push the juice container lid…
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