This Silphium is so named because its fragrant resin was once used as chewing gum.
Bee on Rosinweed: This Silphium is so named because its fragrant resin was once used as chewing gum. © Chris Helzer/TNC

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Supporting a Healthy Planet for Pollinators

Pollinator meadow at High Knob Lookout Tower in Norton, Virginia
Cumberland Project Pollinator meadow at High Knob Lookout Tower in Norton, Virginia © Steven David Johnson

One out of every three bites of food is made possible by pollinators. Many pet foods rely on pollinators for essential amino acids and nutrients. But pollinators—like bees, birds, moths, and more—are facing worldwide declines due to loss or degradation of habitat, pesticides, climate change and more.

The Nature Conservancy is working hard to protect pollinators from these challenges across the globe and has partnered with Purina Beyond Pet Food to enlist people—and their pets—to help. Beyond Pet Food has committed $200,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help advance our work to support a healthy planet for pollinators, and all the other species we rely on for a healthy ecosystem.

Purina Beyond’s Project Blossom is also encouraging audiences to learn more about pollinators, share pollinator knowledge, plantor make pollinator-friendly spaces in local communities, and encourage donations directly to TNC.

honey bee on honeycomb
Pollinators At Work Butterfly and bumblebee on New England Aster. Lincoln Creek prairie restoration in Aurora, Nebraska. © Chris Helzer/TNC

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Pollinators

Taking one or all of these simple steps will help make your little corner of the Earth pollinator-friendly:

  1. Plant a native flowering plant in your window box, flower pots or yard.
  2. Reduce or don’t use insecticides, look for natural alternatives instead.
  3. Mow your lawn less. Clover and dandelions are great for pollinators.
  4. Leave some ground bare for underground nesting species.
  5. Provide sources of water, like a bee-waterer. It can be as simple as a small  bowl, half-filled with marbles or small rocks, with water just below the level of the marbles.

Taking one or all of these simple steps will help make your little corner of the Earth pollinator-friendly:

  1. Plant a native flowering plant in your window box, flower pots or yard.
  2. Reduce or don’t use insecticides, look for natural alternatives instead.
  3. Mow your lawn less. Clover and dandelions are great for pollinators.
  4. Leave some ground bare for underground nesting species.
  5. Provide sources of water, like a bee-waterer. It can be as simple as a small  bowl, half-filled with marbles or small rocks, with water just below the level of the marbles.
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