Help Keep America Bee-utiful!
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel is partnering with Keep America Beautiful to bring awareness to the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Small but mighty, these pollinators are vital to our ecosystem by supporting wildlife, providing healthy watershed and more.
Throughout the year, bees and other pollinators collect pollen from flower gardens. In the winter, when all of the flowers have withered away, bees and other pollinators rely on the power of Witch Hazel plants to gather and store pollen.That pollen is then used in the spring to feed the first batch of baby bees and other pollinators before spring flowers bloom.
Check out the Witch Hazel Pollinator Gardens being planted
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National Planting Day
Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day celebrates the critical nature of native plants and trees in enhancing biodiversity and rebuilding ecosystems. Beautiful public places transcend aesthetic appeal to positively impact the lives of area residents, visitors, businesses and institutions. Green spaces restore our communities, helping to make them more environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound.
With a national focus on the first Saturday after Labor Day each September and community-based activities happening throughout the month, Keep America Beautiful is asking National Planting Day participants to celebrate the theme of “Keep America Bee-utiful” by focusing their efforts on planting pollinators, in addition to native species. In collaboration with dozens of conservation and gardening organizations nationwide, Keep America Beautiful is an original member of the National Pollinator Garden Network, an unprecedented collaboration of national, regional, conservation and gardening groups to support the President’s Executive Strategy to “Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.” The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge is a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.
National Planting Day mobilizes citizens and organizations across the country to implement projects to increase native plantings in their communities. The initiative focuses on four areas of need:
- Increasing the number of native trees in public spaces
- Bringing natural beauty and sustainable urban infrastructure to “built environments”
- Creating community-supported sustainable vegetable and fruit gardens
- Greening and restoring vacant lots with low-maintenance indigenous plants and trees in underserved urban and rural neighborhoods
To take action, visit: http://millionpollinatorgardens.org