The Problem: Science, Studies, Concerns

U. S. Fish & Wildlife About Pollinators

Decline of Pollinators And Global Malnutrition

Decline of Pollinators Poses Threat to World Food Supply

The Inspiration: Who Is Doing Something About This?

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Unable to save the large blue (Maculinea arion) butterfly; extinct in 1979, the Xerces Society was formed to prevent extinction of other pollinators.

Xerces and General Mills Joint Effort to Save Bees and Butterflies

Xerces and General Mills:  No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

The Pollinator Prairie in Olathe KS, a restored toxic waste super-fund site

The Bookshelf

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife In Our Gardens” by Douglas W. Tallamy

Native landscaping for wildlife and people: How to use native midwestern plants to beautify your property and benefit wildlife” by Dave Tylka

How This Impacts You and Your Family

Neonicotinoid pesticides – bad for bees, and may be bad for people too” by Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

What You Can Do To Make  A Difference

Monarch Watch Citizen Science

Who will you share this information with?

What Support Do You Need?

Video of a Conversation about Chemicals with Your Favorite Nursery

Video of Conversation with Neighbors who use a Mosquito Control Company