MCA Pollination Preservation Garden Toolkit
The Native Pollinator Task Force (NPTF) compiled useful resources for creating a garden that supports at-risk pollinators of eastern Massachusetts. Topics include a plant list and practices to follow to provide nesting and overwintering habitat for native pollinators. When referencing any of these resources, let the NPTF know by emailing [email protected].
For now, please check out these webpages and presentations.
- Plant List from Dr. Gegear
- Guide on How to Use the Plant List from Dr. Gegear
- Garden Plant Tracking Tool
- Find the Plants from Dr. Gegear's List
- About Native Pollinator Decline and Conservation by Beecology Project
- Garden and Lawn Toolkit: Landscape Design and Management to Support Pollinator Species At Risk in Eastern Massachusetts by Landscape Interactions for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust
- Beecology Project Citizen Science App- learn how to identify and record bumblebee and flower sightings
- Assessing and Improving Your Landscape to Save Native Pollinatiors: a guide on using Dr. Gegear's plant list to create habitat for at-risk native pollinators.
- Restoring Pollination Systems to the MCA Region: highlights of two projects for at-risk pollinator conservation and how volunteers can get involved. Edited by Liz Kaprielian.
- Threatened Ecosystems: the People-Plant-Pollinator Solution by Dr. Robert J. Gegear
- Designing Biodiversity by Evan Abramson of Landscape Interactions
Recommended Books and Movies
- Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy
- Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
- Hometown Habitats; Stories of Bringing Nature Home (2016)