Spring, Summer & Fall
Pollen, Nectar & Host
Native plants offer plenty of pollen (proteins) and nectar (calories) specifically for Montreal’s pollinators. But, many species needs “host” plants to give them special nutrition! Monarch caterpillars can only grow on milkweed (their host)! Make sure you have at least one milkweed patch and plant as many “host” plants as you can!
3+ plants each
Our pollinators are tiny! Planting 3 plants of each type in your yard means they don’t use up all their energy to find their next meal.
Other ways to help pollinators:
Don’t spray pesticides, leave your yard as messy as you can (the bees are nesting there!), prioritize native plants & get involved to encourage neighbours & work to preserve habitat!