Birds, Butterflies, and Bees, Oh My! – A Pollinator Habitat

  • Location
    Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Status
  • Age Level
    5 to 7 Years
    8 to 10 Years

The Problem

Populations of pollinators are declining around the world. Pollinators require natural spaces with vegetation and flowering plants in which to live and forage for their food. Some main reasons for habitat loss include agriculture, mining and human development. Also, the introduction of non-native plant species which attract pollinators away from native species which are more nutritious and better food sources. Other explanations for declined pollinator populations include pesticides, climate change, and parasites and disease.

Our Plan

Our group would like to build a pollinator habitat. This habitat will be made up of native wildflowers, grasses, and legumes which will support the health of pollinators like honey bees, native bees, and monarch butterflies. Pollinator gardens support and maintain pollinators by supplying food in the form of pollen and nectar that will ensure that these important animals stay in the area to keep pollinating crops and gardens for continued fruit and vegetable production.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Endangered Species
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    Migratory species
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The Benefit

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