Creating Pollinator Habitats

The best way to support pollinator communities is by providing habitat. Premium habitat consists of food and nesting sites. Provide an abundance of native flowers that bloom throughout the year, and learn how to attract a variety of pollinators in your available space by exploring these resources.

Cornell Publications

A bumble bee visiting the native milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, or butterflyweed.

Provides a brief overview of what it takes to make your yard more hospitable to bees. Produced by CCE Putnam County.

A long horned bee pollinates purple ironweed flowers

An in-depth guide covering planning, installing, and managing pollinator gardens in backyards. This handbook also describes the ecology of wild bees in New York and the Northeast.

A stand of purple asters in the woods

Pollinators live in all kinds of habitats -- not just in our backyards, but in the woods, too! This guide provides specific advice to provide pollinator habitat in woodlands.