A native leafcutter bee in a Habitat Hero garden.
 A native leafcutter bee in a Habitat Hero garden.

A native leafcutter bee in a Habitat Hero garden. Photo: Photo: Evan Barrientos
A native leafcutter bee in a Habitat Hero garden. Photo: Photo: Evan Barrientos

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Attract Native Bees With a Habitat Hero Garden

Learn how planting native plants can help pollinators in your backyard.

Help us plant a better world for birds and people. Pollinator-friendly gardens beautify our communities and connect us to nature. As concern for pollinators, water conservation, pesticide and fertilizer use grows, so does gardeners’ interest in them.

Colorado has more than 900 species of native bees, but our pollinators include even more than bees! Birds, butterflies, wasps, flies, ants, beetles, dragonflies, and moths all help to move pollen to different plants. 

Habitat Hero can connect you to the large network of bird-friendly gardeners in our region. To get started on planting your Habitat Hero garden today, these resources will help you navigate this process and and the video below will teach you some design considerations when creating your pollinator garden.

Did you know that in addition to plants you can build pollinator houses to attract native bees to your garden? Check out Community Naturalist Keith Bruno's blog post and videos to learn how.

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