Bringing native plants into your garden or landscape design is a wonderful way to support local wildlife. Our backyards can provide an assortment of food and shelter for bees, birds, butterflies, and plants — sustaining nature’s delicate balance of flora and fauna.
Since data began to be tracked in 2013, estimated total donations have skyrocketed from $28 million to $2.47 billion in 2020. There are literally hundreds of worthy organizations to support, and it can be difficult to choose where your donations should go.
The following post is part of Perpetual Pollen’s history. We had to keep it under wraps, but we’re excited to share it with you now.
We’ve been keeping Dick Rogers up to date over email (he’s not really a Slack kind of guy) on developments in our research and our product concept, but we hadn’t been able to really sit down with him and talk it all out until today. It was an incredibly productive meeting.
Although honey bees get all the major press, habitat loss is a crisis facing our native bee species—which are also super important for our pollination needs! In fact, habitat loss is a way bigger issue for native bees than for honey bees, which are largely managed by beekeepers on private property.
You know how obsessed we are with saving the bees. We’re happy to report we are not the only ones! Here are a few other amazing organizations you should know about.
Spring has come and gone, and you probably have your garden prepped and ready for the summer. After all the hours spent planting and sowing seeds, you most likely noticed plenty of insects and bees buzzing around. Many of us were taught to stay away from bees as kids. But as gardeners, we know that bees are essential to growing robust, healthy gardens.