By Meagan Cramer on May 3, 2023

How Can I Help Pollinators

Learn some tips to help pollinators in Kansas


1. Plant for pollinators.

Use a diverse mix of flowering plants and consider native plants. Plant in clusters to create a “target” for pollinators to find. If you’d like a list, check out

2. Provide a water source.

Pollinators need water to survive so create a water source that’s welcoming to your favorite pollinator. It can be as simple as a pie plate with rocks for them to land on or a gurgling water feature.

3. Protect nesting sites.

Leave garden debris from the fall and winter months in place for as long as you can. Pollinators will overwinter in decaying branches and fallen leaves. This is one case where cleaning up too much and too quickly hurts pollinators, so don’t feel bad about leaving that debris.

4. Reduce or eliminate pesticides.

Pollinators are sensitive to certain types of insecticides. If you need to use a pesticide, read and follow all label directions and choose the product that is the most pollinator friendly.

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