August 2022 Environmental Celebration
National Honey Bee Day – August 20th
Protect Honeybees by Planting a Pollinator Garden
By necessity, pollinator gardens must change as the season does. It is a privilege to be able to be in tune with the subtleties of different blooming times and their connection with migrating birds and insects. As the saying goes, “When the goldenrod blooms, it is time for monarchs to start their long migration south.”
Take Action Steps:
- Don’t mow early in the spring - the bees need your dandelions.
- Plant native plants that are not genetically modified or treated with pesticides. Shop at local nurseries that know their plant suppliers.
- Plant flowers that bloom at different times during the growing season.
- DO NOT use any herbicides or pesticides; even the smallest exposure will kill bees and butterflies.
- Create pollinator-friendly areas in your yard. Plant milkweed.