pollinators

What We Learned by Building Insect Hotels

WHC staff spent a day building insect hotels. Read about our experiences.

Keeping Fireflies from Blinking Out for Good

Learn how to help these fascinating and beneficial creatures.

The Importance of Pollinators

Pollinators play a special role in native ecosystems and in managed agricultural systems, but have slowly suffered from loss of habitat and diseases.

Joining Forces with USFWS to Save Monarch Butterflies in the Southeast

Learn how the Wildlife Habitat Council and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working together to protect monarchs.

Going Native in Your Urban Garden

In urban and industrial areas, wildlife habitat tends to occur in small, isolated patches. In these areas, native gardens are vital for the conservation of pollinators, birds, and other native animals.

Designing the Ideal Project at Ricoh Group’s West Caldwell Site

When Yoko Perez started working for the Environmental Team at Ricoh Americas Corporation’s West Caldwell Office in June 2013, she started working to align their Wildlife at Work program with the priorities of Ricoh Group’s biodiversity policy, as well as to better engage employees in the program. She and her team recognized that working with […]

10 Native Vines to Attract Butterflies in North America

Native vines are an important but often overlooked component of butterfly habitat. Many vines serve as larval host plants (food sources) for caterpillars. They provide cover for butterflies and caterpillars, and the flowers provide nectar for butterflies (and many other pollinators, including hummingbirds). Most native vines also have attractive foliage and colorful flowers that would […]

Ideas for Celebrating National Pollinator Week

From wildflower-covered landfill caps to agricultural field buffers, no-mow office parks and reclaimed quarries, WHC-certified programs provide habitat for pollinators. These habitats are outdoor classrooms where communities learn how to identify butterflies, plant gardens that provide nectar to hummingbirds, and create shelter and nesting substrate for native bees. National Pollinator Week is a time to […]