Providing wildflower-rich habitat is the most significant action you can take to support pollinators. Adult bees, butterflies, and other pollinators require nectar as their primary food source. Female bees also collect pollen as food for their offspring. Native plants, which are adapted to local soils and climate cycles, are usually the best sources of nectar and pollen for native pollinators.
This list is recommended for the EPA Level IV ecoregions of the Albuquerque Basin and the North Central NM Valleys and Mesas and is best suited for elevations below 8000' and areas with dry soils. This guide features regional native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, on business and school campuses, in urban greenscapes, and in farm field borders.