Climate Action Group Building Buzz About – Pollinator Corridors.
What’s a Pollinator Corridor? Why do we need more pollinators?
Ninety percent of flowering plants are dependent entirely, or in part, on animal pollination. One in three bites of food you eat depends on pollination.
While our community has considerable green space with the natural habitat that pollinators require to survive – Swan Lake, Cedar Hill Park and golf course, Summit Hill and other fragmented plots, pollinator habitat is diminishing due largely to increased urbanization. Fifty percent of the world’s population now lives in urban centres.
We need to preserve or create more native habitat for pollinators on southern Vancouver Island and many bird, bee & butterfly-friendly folk are setting aside native habitat in their yards and gardens. They are finding alternatives to insect-killing pesticides, and planting pollinator-friendly plants on our boulevards. Are you, or someone you know, curious about creating a pollinator corridor on your street?
QCHCA’s Climate Action Group is keen to help link existing but fragmented habitat by planting Pollinator Corridors. Pollinator Corridors are pathways to restore a diversity of permanent, high-quality, wildflower and native plants to attract and feed a range of bees, birds and butterflies. As we restore habitat, we hope to map the existing pollinator plots so we can see what we have, and where to build more pollinator pathways to link the fragments. We hope your backyard or boulevard will be on the map!
Are you interested? Please contact QCHCA3003@gmail.com with your name, email address, telephone number, and note on what you’d like to do, learn, or share.
From April 4 – October 17 2022 the Satin Flower local native plant nursery offers Meadowmakers – a course in Creating Community Habitat. A combination of online workshops and fields days. For more information: https://satinflower.ca
April 26. 7-8:30 pm, QCHCA presents via Zoom: Attracting Birds, Bees and Butterflies to Your Backyard with Claudia Copley. For more info: click here.