YOU CAN HELP
1. Plant a pollinator garden - Start with the seed packet provided in this brochure and visit adkaction.org/pollinators to watch videos about how to convert your yard to pollinator habitat.
2. Encourage your workplace to plan their landscape with pollinators in mind. Recommend less short green grass and more vibrant native flowering plants!
3. Abstain from using pesticides and herbicides. Pick weeds by hand instead of spraying chemicals that are toxic to pollinators.
4. Buy local and organic produce when possible. Conventionally grown crops often rely on mono-cropping, which is highly destructive to pollinator habitat. Become a patron of your local farmers’ market and natural food stores, and look for the USDA organic label when shopping.
5. Become a member of AdkAction.org - Amplify your impact by supporting the programming we provide through the Adirondack Pollinator Project. (AdkAction.org/join-contribute)
6. Join citizen-science efforts - Visit: LakePlacidLandConservancy.org to learn how to monitor pollinators on your property with the help of the Lake Placid Land Conservancy.
PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS
Five Steps to Success for Establishing Perennial Wildflower Plantings for Pollinators
Pollinator Habitat 101: Incorporating Flowers on Farms to Support Bees