Eastside Pollinator Garden Project - Resources & Links

We have compiled a list of web resources to help you in your landscaping decisions. Have additional questions? Feel free to give our AmeriCorps member and Education Coordinator, Indigo Johnson, a call at (760) 873-4554, or email garden@eslt.org.

Gardening Guidelines

Native plants are a great way to invite pollinators into your garden: they are well-suited to our climate and require less maintenance and water than non-native plants. The Eastern Sierra has a wide variety of native plants that can be incorporated into your landscaping plans. Our Recommended Plants List features native flowers, shrubs, cacti and trees to help you get started.

 

WeedingWater Conservation Measures

Pollinators need a water source to survive. From mud patches for butterflies to bird baths, you can choose a source that fits in your space. Be sure to keep water conservation in mind as you plan for your garden.

Wildlife Structures

Providing shelter and feeders for bees, birds, and other wildlife will help bring pollinators into your backyard. For species-appropriate housing and correct placement questions, please contact Cindy Kamler or Kelly Bahr at Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care: (760) 872-1487.

Citizen Science

Enjoy your pollinator habitat while sharing your observations with the greater scientific community.

“Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change,” Annenberg Learner.
“California Pollinator Project Citizen Scientist Monitoring Pocket Guide,” The Xerces Society.
“The National Phenology Network,” USA National Phenology Network.
“Pollinator Live: A Distance Learning Adventure,” Prince William County Public Schools.

Eastside Pollinator Project Planters

Additional Resources

“Pollinator Conservation Resources- California Region,” the Xerces Society.  
“Backyard Conservation Tip Sheet,” United States Department of Natural Resources.
What you can do to help Pollinators,” US Fish & Wildlife Service.
“Landscaping for Wildlife,” United States Department of Agriculture. 
“Design to Meet Wildlife Needs,” North Carolina State University.
“Corridor Science,” Conservation Corridor.
“Bee Roads to Act as Main Routes for Pollinators,” The Co-Operative Group.