Attracting and Protecting Pollinators and Wildlife
Certain pesticides have been linked to bee hive deaths around the world. Pesticides have also been linked to impacts on other wildlife including birds, Monarch butterflies and amphibians. In addition, genetically modified foods while banned in 60 countries due to health concerns are not even labeled in the U.S. We need to protect our wildlife and have the right to know what is in our food.
The Buzz On Protecting Our Pollinators
Nurseries and Big Box stores have been found to be selling plants as ‘friendly to bees’ when in fact they contain neonic pesticides known to kill bees.
- Study Finds “Bee-Friendly” Plants Often Contain Harmful Pesticides
- Baltimore Sun, Pesticides found in bee-friendly garden-store plants
- International scientific task force reports the impact of bee-killing #pesticides is conclusive
- Interview: Pesticide Impacts on Pollinators, Aquatic Life, and the Food Supply (starts 6 minutes into presentation)
Help Us Save Maryland’s Bees, Birds, Butterflies & Beneficial Insects
The following fact sheets and resources will guide you to: how to control insect pests while protecting pollinators, how and where to purchase really bee-friendly plants and seeds, and other tips to have a healthy garden for pollinators, wildlife, pets and family.