Recently, I spoke on green infrastructure broadly to a landscape and horticulture production audience. Pollinators (especially native bees) are a passion. One of the audience members said she was having a hard time “selling pollinator habitat to corporate.” She works in a gated, upscale community and management isn’t so sure that having plants attractive to bees in proximity to parking lots or walkways is a great idea. On her behalf I reached out to Xerces Society’s Nancy Adamson who referred me to the Wildlife Habitat Council in Washington, D.C. where Sara Barnas, Conservation Planning Manager sent these great links. I’m sharing with you so that everyone can use these great talking points and examples of pollinators and corporate America. Thanks Sara!
Wildlife Habitat Council White Paper: Prioritizing Pollinators in Corporate America
Pollinator Partnership Inviting Bees to your Property: No fear of stings and Monarch Habitat Development on Corporate Lands Southeast
United States Forest Service Bee Basics: An intro to native bees
NewTerrain July 15, 2016.