Keys To Successful
More is Better
: When designing great
pollinator habitat, make sure to include
as many different species in your mixture
as possible. That way, you’re more likely
to always have something flowering
throughout the year. A good rule of
thumb is to use 20 or more different
species in your pollinator mixture.
Plan For The Entire Year
pollinator habitat needs to include
species that are flowering from early
spring all the way through fall. A mixture
that doesn’t plan for
the entire year (
) will not be meeting the habitat
needs for pollinator success.
Ask The Experts
: Great Pollinator
Habitat = Great Pheasant and Quail
Habitat. Your local wildlife biologist can
provide great suggestions on what
species do well in your area and for your
soil type. PF and QF wildlife biologists
are ready and willing to help you
out…..contact one today for help
providing the seed and designing your
Pollinator Habitat project.
Contact a Biologist for help at:
• Pollinators like honey bees and native insects
are experiencing significant population
declines due to loss of habitat, pesticides,
loss of floral diversity, invasive plants,
disease and parasites.
• The 2008 Farm Bill mandated that USDA
Conservation Programs be used to help
restore and/or manage for pollinator habitat.
• The value of Honey Bee pollination to U.S.
Agriculture is estimated at between $14.6 to
$18.9 Billion annually.
• For the best pollinator habitat, make sure to
use native flowers of different colors, shapes
and growing seasons for the best results.
• 75% to 90% of the flowering plants in the
world rely on pollinators for reproduction.
• Pollinators come in many forms that includes
insects, birds, bats and other animals.
• 35% of the crop production in the world is
dependent upon pollination by animals.
• PF and QF biologists are working hard to
produce the best possible pollinator habitat in
all their habitat projects.
Habitat = Great Pheasant and Quail Habitat!