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.
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...
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.
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...
Flowers and pollinators have coevolved over countless millennia, resulting in a variety of floral adaptations to maximize the chance of pollination.
The great variety in flower shape, size, color, fragrance, patterns, timing of bloom, and other characteristics is the result of plants’ close association with their main pollinators.
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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.
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.
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...