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?
You will find our video guide to growing native plants here: A Complete Local Guide to Growing Native Plants, Bringing Beauty Home: Growing Native Plants from Seed and our Adventure Guide here: Growing With Native Plants.
Want to know more about wild pollinators? The Xerxes 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 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.