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Pollinator Protection Is Buzzing

Pollinator Pathway sign

It was 2019 when Heather Bradley accidentally killed a frog with her lawnmower.

"It hit me that keeping a turf lawn was a total waste of time, space, and resources, not to mention a detriment to ecology and the environment," said Bradley.

The plight of the little frog energized her. Other turning points have energized others to pay attention to pollinators, so Bradley is not alone. Pollinator and wildlife protection is taking off at the town, regional, and national levels. Stories that follow represent their rapid growth.

National programs

National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife Program

Hoary edge skipper

Many experts suggest that one way to help birds, pollinators, and other wildlife is to plant  regionally native plants. But it is not easy to buy native plants in 2021. “There’s a supply chain problem in the nursery trade,” says Mary Phillips, director of National Wildlife Federations’ Garden for Wildlife program. Yet NWF aims to help us plant 500,000 wildlife gardens by 2025. Here's how.  

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