Recent research and studies
While there are many issues that affect pollinator decline, there is significant evidence that concentrated planting is making a real difference for pollinators.
Learn about impact research and studies on the impact of small scale gardening:
Pollinator Extinctions Alter Structure Of Ecological Networks – Science Blog
The Pollinator Crisis: What’s Best for Bees? – Scientific American
Invest in pollination for success with highbush berries – Michigan State University Extension
Quantifying variation among garden plants in attractiveness to bees and other flower‐visiting insects – British Ecological Society
Urban Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County attract “wildlife spectacle” of insect pollinators – Zoosymposia
Positive policies for pollinators
Insect pollinator conservation policy innovations at subnational levels: Lessons for Lawmakers
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge has created a positive impact for pollinators across the United States. Helping pollinators helps other wildlife too.
Gardens of all sizes make an impact and more gardens are creating more awareness. From 2015-2017, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge related articles, events and initiatives referenced across the Internet increased by 400% and over 20,000 schoolyard gardens are actively being enhanced and creating more pollinator habitat.
Check out some of the impact we have made!