A few years ago, I decided that I was just going to jump in and start improving the biodiversity of the boring mowed spaces in our human habitats. I regularly limit myself by claiming that “I am not an expert” or “I don’t know enough” to tackle a project. However, as I get older (maybe wiser?), I have overcome some of those initial self doubts and jumped into a few endevours. One of those has been developing pollinator habitats at where I work and where I live.
Over the past few years, I have been accumulating seeds through donation, collection, and purchasing. I have been killing off weedy lawns and and adding seeds and plants to increase the pollinator resources. Below is a video of a presentation I gave about how I established a couple different pollinator meadow projects. I hope you feel inspired to add some biodiversity to your yard too!