Biodiversity is at risk worldwide and the impacts can be found, literally, in our back yards. One third of Canada’s species at risk are found in Southern Ontario. While this may sound daunting, there is something we can do. Studies conducted by the US National Wildlife Federation suggest that gardening for habitat has a positive impact on biodiversity and, if widely adopted, could help reverse the decline.
For gardeners interested in supporting biodiversity, the table below highlights native plants that are particularly beneficial in providing food and habitat for local pollinators.