WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT POLLINATORS
Click here to read our latest blog! If you’re new to the subject, we breakdown the basics of pollination for you.
DISCOVER & TRACK OUR LOCAL POLLINATORS
Join iNaturalist and snap a photo of a pollinator when you are safely social distancing in the Park. Your uploaded photo observations are automatically added to valuable research surveys like the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey or NYBG EcoFlora Project. Citizen Science is crucial to understanding species range and population density for many local pollinators. Most importantly, make sure to join Brooklyn Bridge Park’s iNaturalist profile to follow along as pollinators and other organisms are cataloged by park staff and visitors! If you post any park ecology glamour shots on social media, don’t forget to tag @brooklynbridgepark!
Pollination Reading List
Click here to access a recommended reading list of pollination-themed stories from Brooklyn Public Library.
Pollination Scavenger Hunt
Print out this scavenger hunt and head to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 flower fields to search for insect pollinators, flowers, birds, and more! We recommend doing this activity in the summer or fall.
Encouraging Pollinators at BBP
Enjoy a fascinating webinar led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Director of Horticulture, Rebecca McMackin. Learn about pollinator-friendly garden practices and the many ways the Park helps create desirable habitat for our local insect pollinators.
Virtual Open Hours
There are many beneficial insects such as bees, butterflies, and beetles that help pollinate our plants. Learn why pollination is important and how the process happens as we break it down in kid-friendly language!