pollinators

A Million Pollinator Gardens Create Hot Spots to Help Bees and Butterflies

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to announce that 1,040,000 gardens have successfully been registered under the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge  (MPGC) 2015-2018. We helped launch the Challenge and co-founded … Read more

How the Monarch Butterfly Population is Measured

The recent announcement that the overwintering monarch butterfly population has increased 144 percent since last year is great news, but might be a bit confusing. Aren’t monarch butterflies still in … Read more

Edible Gardens: A Win-Win for Pollinators and People

Gardeners who include plants for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators not only offer important habitat for these species, they often enjoy a greater fruit and vegetable bounty come harvest-time. … Read more

Great Fall-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

Want to help bees? Take a look at Beesponsible‘s “Honey-Do” List to learn how you can make a difference for native bees in your backyard and community! Then visit our … Read more

The Benefits of Partnerships – How Beesponsible is Helping NWF Save Pollinators

When we at the National Wildlife Federation look for ways to achieve success in a rapidly changing world one simple ingredient is key: partnerships. The best way to make progress … Read more

Take Action and Beesponsible to Save the Bees

I had a great time a guest on BUILD Series where we got to talk about some amazing facts about bees, explored the reasons for their decline, and how everyone … Read more

A Place For Pollinators: Bees and Butterflies call National Monuments Home

News coverage about protecting butterflies, domesticated honeybees and our native bees often focuses on agricultural lands and the use of pesticides.  But tens of thousands of acres of wild public … Read more

Monumental Buzz: The Bees and Butterflies of Our Public Lands

News coverage about protecting butterflies, domesticated honeybees and our native bees often focuses on agricultural lands and the use of pesticides.¬† But tens of thousands of acres of wild public … Read more

What’s on the Horizon for the Great Lakes in 2018?

The Great Lakes region: vast, iconic, and awe-inspiring. From the largest inland freshwater seas in the world filled with fish, lined with isolated islands and rock cliffs where eagles perch … Read more

A Unique Visitor to Austin Eco-Schools Community

The monarch butterfly migration is a unique phenomenon where multiple generations of monarchs complete a 3,000 mile journey from the oyamel forests of Michoac√°n, Mexico to the northern U.S. and … Read more