Gardening for Bumblebees
September 29 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Pollinators are essential for healthy plants and gardens, and gardens and healthy plants are essential for pollinators. Unfortunately, some bumble bees and other pollinators are struggling, endangering this mutualism. We’ll discuss the role that bumble bees have in creating healthy ecosystems, the threats they face, and what we can all do at home, and in our communities to create space for them. Building off data gathered from 5+ years of the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas, and decades of experience building pollinator habitat across North America, we’ll share the Xerces Society’s evidence-based recommendations developed to sustain the buzz in our gardens, farm fields, and natural areas.