Bring Back the Pollinators Campaign

Take action today!

It’s easy to Bring Back the Pollinators with these four simple steps:


noun project flowerFlowers provide the nectar and pollen resources that pollinators feed on. Growing the right flowers, shrubs, and trees with overlapping bloom times will support pollinators from spring through fall.

ground nesting sites iconA home for growing pollinators is essential. You can leave patches of bare ground and brush piles or install nesting blocks, and plant caterpillar host plants.

noun project spray bottlePesticides are harmful to pollinators, especially insecticides. Herbicides reduce food sources by removing flowers from the landscape.

noun project spray bottleLet your friends and neighbors know you’re providing habitat with a pollinator habitat sign. You can also sign the Pollinator Protection Pledge!

For region specific information, visit the Pollinator Conservation Resource Center!


Pollinator Gardens

Can you make the commitment to protect pollinators? Sign the Pollinator Protection Pledge and join thousands of others who have pledged to provide habitat and protect pollinators from pesticides. If you have a garden in the United States, it will also be automatically added to the National Pollinator Garden Network – a part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.



Taking Next Steps

Attracting Native Pollinators

Xerces’ most recent book, Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, is available to purchase from our website. The book is published in 2011 by Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts. Attracting Native Pollinators is coauthored by four Xerces Society staff members Eric Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Mace Vaughan, and Scott Black in collaboration with Gretchen LeBuhn. Read more.

Bumble Bee Watch

We need your help! Bumble bees are in decline across the country. Help scientists track and conserve North American bumble bees by participating in this citizen science project. Visit

Bee Friendlier

Cascadian Farm is helping to highlight how to get involved and make a difference. Through the Bee Friendlier program they are asking everyone to help increase habitat for bees and other pollinators by planting wildflowers to help them thrive. Visit


Pollinator Conservation Seed Mixes

Xerces Society scientists worked with native seed companies across the U.S. to design wildflower seed mixes that provide foraging and nesting resources for a diversity of pollinators. Read more.


Sign up for our newsletter to receive up to date information about our programs and events.

Contact Us

Email us with your questions and comments about pollinator conservation.

Learn About Your Landscape:
Take Action!
Create pollinator habitat!

Sign the pledge and take action to help protect pollinators and their essential habitats! Learn more.

In Your Pollinator Garden

Get monthly tips for your pollinator garden. Learn more.

Plant Milkweed Seed!

Milkweeds support monarch butterflies, native bees, honey bees, and other beneficial insects. Search for sources of milkweed seed now!

Pollinator Conservation Resource Center

The Resource Center is where you can find regional information about plant lists, habitat conservation guides, and more. Learn more.

long horned bee (Melissodes sp.) on sunflower by Mace Vaughan.. Sign in sunflowers by Celeste Ets-Hokin. Ground nest icon by Kaitlyn Rich, based on Grass icon by Bryn Mackenzie and Bee icon by Juan Sebastian Rickenmann. From The Noun Project: Flower designed by Adam Zubin. Spray Bottle designed by Julieta Felix. Habitat sign designed by Margo Conner. Leafy plant icon designed by Nestor Arellano. Bee on hyssop and pollinator garden by Eric Mader. Milkweed seedlings by Rodney Thurman, Greenheart Farms.