Pollinators are essential to ensuring the food supply for humans and animals.
Pollinator populations are struggling in the face of human development and large scale agriculture. We can help them by making space for plants they need for food and shelter.
Monarch butterflies are among the most iconic and threatened of the many insect pollinators. Milkweed plants are critical to the survival of monarchs. They are the only plants monarch caterpillars eat.
Pollinator-friendly habitat also serves roles in managing and cleaning storm water, improving soil health and enhancing air quality.
Join the Headwaters Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists in supporting our insect pollinators by planting or protecting diverse native Virginia herbs, flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees.
Waystation information from Monarch Watch
Creating a Pollinator Garden from Kids Gardening
What You Can Do from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The King of Butterflies – The Monarch Butterfly
Pollinator facts from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
Pollinators from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5 Things Kids Can Do to Help Pollinators
Outreach and Educational Materials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Monarch Teacher Resources from the U.S. Forest Service