Can you spare a couple hours a week? The Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project needs volunteers to help weed and water the beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens at Victoria Park.
Pollinator populations are declining due to major factors such as habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. The dwindling numbers of bees, butterflies, moths, small birds and beneficial insects are negatively impacting plant diversity, including vegetable and fruit harvests. This impacts all of us as one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on pollinators.
But studies show that urban environments have the potential to support large numbers of pollinators.
Increasingly, new research demonstrates significant diversity of pollinators in urban areas due to high flowering plant diversity in public and private gardens. This points to the value of creating, maintaining and connecting pollinator habitats in urban areas, and the reason for why we are building an un-interrupted corridor of pollinator-friendly habitat across the city of Hamilton. The Victoria Park garden is a piece of that patchwork.
If you are interested in helping the pollinators that help us, please contact Jen Baker, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905 549 0900
The Pollinator Paradise Project is a program of Environment Hamilton and the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.