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The Role of Native Plants and Pollinators in Biodiversity

The Role of Native Plants and Pollinators in Biodiversity

Over many millennia, native plants and animals have evolved — or adapted — in response to changes in the physical and biological characteristics of their region, allowing them to form intricate relationships and making them uniquely suited to life in their native habitat. Studying the relationships among native species and their importance in supporting the biodiversity of a habitat can deepen students’ understanding of the natural world and encourage environmental stewardship.

Celebrating Native Pollinators with Wyman’s

Celebrating Native Pollinators with Wyman’s

Three new pollinator guides and a giveaway! KidsGardening and Wyman's are teaming up to celebrate pollinator month! We are really excited to share three NEW native pollinator resources designed for both families and educators. Beyond getting the world to eat more...

Plant Families for Pollinators

Plant Families for Pollinators

How plants are classified can offer intriguing insights because the characteristics that contribute to family groupings provide information about the pollinators attracted to the plants.

Teaching Kids to Protect Our Pollinators

Teaching Kids to Protect Our Pollinators

This summer at North Wind Day Camp in Canton, New York, 49 curious and intrepid campers, ages 7-12, earned the Pollinator Patch created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and KidsGardening. The free patch program was developed to help children understand the importance of...

Planting for Pollinators

Planting for Pollinators

Over 75% of all flowering plants are pollinated by insects and other animals. This article features pollinator profiles and planting tips to feed and shelter these vital garden visitors.

Encourage Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Encourage Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Welcoming beneficial insects can help you have a more successful garden, and also offers opportunties to introduce students to the idea of the garden as an interconnected ecosystem.

Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant

Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant

Pollinator Garden Grant! As the Monarch Butterflies are migrating across the United States, and bees, bats, and other pollinators are enjoying the early summer flowers, educators are starting to plan their pollinator garden spaces. June is pollinator month and the...