How to help bees and butterflies in your own back yard

Learn how to create welcoming habitat for pollinators, from planting gardens, creating watering stations, and making milkweed seed bombs.

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Bees, monarch butterflies, and other critical pollinators are in decline, due to many reasons like loss of habitat, food, and increased use of pesticides. You can help them and enjoy their presence in your own back yard. Check out these short videos on how you can help pollinators:

How to plant a bee-friendly garden

Learn how to plant your own bee-friendly garden with our bee-friendly garden kit.

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Pollinator-friendly garden kits

Make your garden a welcoming habitat for your neighborhood bees and butterflies with our beautiful all-zones appropriate bee-friendly garden and butterfly garden kits. A great way to let everyone know that you avoid pesticides and grow flowering plants to support our hard-working pollinators!

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How to create a bee and butterfly watering station

Bees and butterflies need a fresh water source. Here’s how to make your own watering station for them.

How to make a milkweed seedball

Milkweed is the only food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Learn how to help make your own milkweed seedball to help broadcast milkweed.

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Steve Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America

Steve directs Environment America’s efforts to protect our public lands and waters and the species that depend on them. He led our successful campaign to win full and permanent funding for our nation’s best conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He previously oversaw U.S. PIRG’s public health campaigns. Steve lives in Sacramento, California, with his family, where he enjoys biking and exploring Northern California.

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