Carlington Loves Pollinators
The CCA recognizes the importance of increasing natural habitat within Carlington (and elsewhere) and would like to encourage residents to consider making part of their property pollinator-friendly.
The Internet has lots of information on this subject; we have curated here some information around frequently-asked questions.
Note: Many links are from Berit Erickson’s wonderful website. A local resident who started a tiny native plant patch in her yard now shares her knowledge and experience in her website: The Corner Pollinator Garden and Wildlife Habitat. Or you can download her brochure for an overview.
Why are pollinators so important?
Because they are is vital for preventing extinction of the species upon which the whole world, including us, depends.
Find out more…
- The Little Things That Run the World: How to create a pollinator backyard, a video by Douglas Tallamy, explains why.
- Native Keystone Plants for Wildlife, a video by Douglas Tallamy, explains how important planting one tree can be.
- Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard, book by Douglas Tallamy (available at the Ottawa Public Library)
- Bringing Nature Home, book by Douglas Tallamy (available at the Ottawa Public Library)