2 Providing Pollinators with a Place to Live
Habitat is a term that frequently appears when pollinators are being discussed. But what is habitat? Simply put, habitat is the natural environment where an organism, in this case a pollinator, lives, and where it can find the resources it needs: food, shelter, resting places, and safe places to mate and reproduce. Habitat includes more than flowers.
Understanding Habitat as an Ecosystem
Any residential, commercial, or institutional landscape is more than a combination of trees, shrubs, perennials, and (likely) lawn; it’s an ecosystem where every living thing is interconnected. And your ecosystem can provide habitat for many types of wildlife, including pollinators.