The world’s pollinators are facing massive population declines due to pesticide use, habitat destruction, climate change, and non-native invasive plants. In New England, this means our bees, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other insects are at risk. Pollinators are needed for the production of 90% of the world’s flowering plants, and 1/3 of all U.S. agricultural output depends on pollinators. 9% of bee and butterfly populations and 16.5% of vertebrate pollinators like hummingbirds and bats
are threatened with global extinction.
The good news is that you can help pollinators by starting right in your own backyard, no matter how big or small.
Here are a few resources to get you started!
HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK™ IS A GRASSROOTS CALL-TO-ACTION TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION by PLANTING NATIVE PLANTS AND CREATING NEW ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS.
TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION because every human being on this planet needs diverse highly productive ecosystems to survive.
CALL TO ACTION
Catalyzing a collective effort of individual homeowners, property owners, land managers, farmers, and anyone with some soil to plant in…to start a new HABITAT™ by planting native plants and removing most invasive plants. It is the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived or attempted.
Our goal is 20 million acres of native plantings in the U.S. This represents approximately ½ of the green lawns of privately-owned properties.