Pollinator Paradise YXE
Love beauty. Support biodiversity. Help us create Pollinator Paradise YXE!
Cities are not only built. They are also planted. The grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees in our yards and public spaces create habitat for creatures large and small. By choosing plants that provide food and shelter for a wide variety of species, we can turn ordinary urban places into biodiversity hotspots. In particular, we can support the life-sustaining process of pollination, simply by choosing plants that are attuned to the needs of our native pollinating insects.
Why is it important to create habitat for pollinators? Need a quick how-to?
- Adventure Guides
Growing With Native Plants – focusses on why it is so important to grow native plants and includes lists of plants that support the highest number of butterfly and moth larvae, as well as those that provide nectar for large numbers of pollinators.
City Wildflowers Tour – focusses on our 2022 Spring Garden Tour and includes lists of plants for part and full shade, as well as tips on removing lawn.
- Video guides
A Complete Local Guide to Growing Native Plants
Bringing Beauty Home: Growing Native Plants from Seed
Want to know more about wild pollinators? The Xerces Foundation for Invertebrate Conservation has you covered, check it out here! For a technical guide to wild bee ID courtesy of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, click here. To learn more about the beauty of Saskatchewan’s wildflowers, check out Glen Lee’s wonderful site here.
Pollinator Paradise Certification
Pollinator Paradise YXE connects you with a growing community of people who are enhancing and restoring our local ecosystem, one garden at a time. To qualify for a Pollinator Paradise YXE sign, simply answer YES to the following questions. All the information you need to answer these questions is available above on this page.
Please note, we ask for the native plant garden site address in order to accurately track the number of Pollinator Paradises in each neighbourhood. We will not share any personal or identifying information.