The fragmentation of pollinator habitat is one of the major causes of their decline, a direct result of the development of land and loss of natural areas.  Approximately 75% of our food crops need to be pollinated in order to sustain food production, which is a startling statistic highlighting the seriousness of this issue that will affect all of us worldwide.  

We can all be part of the solution to this complex challenge by planting pollinator attracting plants in our gardens.  The added benefit is attracting beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beautiful wildlife to our gardens.  Here is an excellent list of recommended pollinator attracting plants provided by Pinelands Nursery.