Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Good news for pollinators

 -- Positive News -- 

Pollinator Week was celebrated in Canada earlier last week, however I found this great information from that you may find of interest:

"The very best thing you can do is plant for them. Habitat loss is one of the largest stressors responsible for the decline of our bee-loved pollinators, so plant just one pollinator-friendly species, or plant a whole field. Plant native species, or plant species that you know are laden with pollen and nectar. Scroll down to find out more! "

Many communities are becoming certified as bee friendly, and just recently the Ontario government formally became the first jurisdiction in North America to significantly reduce the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

I also learned from Seeds Of Diversity's latest newsletter that Home Depot, Lowes and Rona have all announced a promise to phase out the use of neonics on their plants and to label any that were treated with neonics... which kills pollinators and takes a year to break down in the environment.

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