Bayer

Los Mochis Pollinator Garden

Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Certified through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Pollinator Garden - Los Mochis
Landscaped
About the Program
Bayer manages a 2.5-acre pollinator garden at its facility in Los Mochis, a coastal town on the western coast of northern Sinaloa, Mexico. Los Mochis is a desert climate, with virtually no rain and an annual average temperature of 76°F. Bayer began developing the garden in 2017 on a section of unused land dominated by scrub and undergrowth. The team worked with their local city park association, Jardin Botanico de la Ciudad, to identify plants adapted to the harsh soil and water conditions. The team has steadily increased the diversity of species since installation of the garden, including species of Lantana, Tagetes, and Helianthus. The main goal of the garden is to ""provide a diversity of flowering plants to benefit local native pollinator populations."

Practices and Impacts
  • The team has achieved its goal of maintaining over 300 plants in the garden while addressing challenges posed by the arid desert climate and restrictions posed by COVID-19. The team has increased species diversity since the installation of the garden and has noted an increase in the presence of pollinating animals.

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