We create boulevard gardens.
Many of Ontario's 400 native pollinator species have a very short foraging range - sometimes less than 600 meters. In urban areas, their natural meadow habitats are rapidly disappearing, leaving local populations trapped in scattered habitat fragments, in isolation from one another. Eventually, these species will weaken and die.
Steps we are taking which provide food and habitat connections for pollinators to aid in their conservation:
Increase the number of nectar- and pollen-rich flowers native to the area.
Plant a variety of species to provide food and habitat throughout the year.
Create habitat corridors to enable pollinator movement, promoting genetic resilience and species diversity.
Create a network of urban residential pollinator gardens to accomplish this goal.
Replace high maintenance turfgrass along boulevards with low maintenance native boulevard gardens.