Planting Pollinator Habitat

Pollinators are the creatures that facilitate pollination for flowers. Bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and other creatures carry pollen from one flower to another. Pollinators are lured in by smells, colors, or nectar. While pollinators visit flowers, pollen will be discretely rubbed or dropped on the pollinator to take to the next flower. These busy creatures are also credited with fertilizing over 1/3 of our food! While they provide us with pollination services and intrigue, their homes and food are constantly being destroyed. Human development replaces their natural habitat, while herbicides poison the food they rely on for energy. Invite pollinators home by planting their favorite plants for food and habitat. Plant these plants to support your local pollinators:
  • Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
  • Colorado Columbine (Aquilegia coerulea)
  • Sulfur Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum)
  • Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii)
  • Silvery Lupine (Lupinus argenteus)