June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week in 2022! This celebration is an important reminder to the nation about how valuable pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are to nature. There is more than one way to get involved not only this week but year-round; here is what to know about National Pollinator Week and encouraging pollination in your Maryland yard.
What Is National Pollinator Week?
National Pollinator Week is managed by Pollinator Partnership. Pollinator Partnership promotes the well-being of pollinators throughout the country through conservation, education, and research. Anyone can get involved with National Pollinator Week any way they like; there is no set rule. Pollinator Partnership has different merchandise to promote awareness, and there are numerous events located across the country, including in several places in Maryland.
Ways to Celebrate National Pollinator Week
Aside from attending official events and promoting awareness of the holiday, one can also educate local communities about the importance of pollination for gardeners, farmers, food manufacturers, and the natural world in general. Students and professionals alike can appreciate just how vital this natural process is. Without pollination, plants would not reproduce and food would cease to be.
Encouraging Pollinators to Flourish in Your Yard
Anyone can help pollinators flourish in their yard and garden. Planting species that pollinators love is a great start. Maryland encourages its citizens to plant native species, which are plentiful and full of variety. Popular natives include butterfly weed, Joe Pye weed, cardinal flower, native phloxes, chokeberry, birch, and much more. Natives range from flowers to grasses to trees.
Other ways to help include letting weeds like dandelions live on the lawn and limiting pesticides and herbicides. Pollinators suffer from these chemicals and may put their species at risk. You can also leave a water source, like a birdbath or shallow dish, available to them to quench their thirst. If you are looking to make your garden pollinator-friendly, Michael Bryan Landscapes can help you with its design and installation.
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