Pollinators for all seasons
This time of year, butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and even bats are busy tending to fresh blooms. Several pollinator gardens around the UMass campus are erupting in gorgeous flowers for humans to delight in as well. But the UMass Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment reminds us that even in their seemingly lifeless state over the winter, pollinator gardens are doing important work—providing sheltered nesting areas and habitats for overwintering. “Gardeners should wait to trim and prune until after pollinator emergence,” they advise.
Watch this video about the creation of one of the university’s several pollinator gardens: