Tracking Your Pollinator Paradise


The good news? We can help. Our cities and gardens are often way stations, oases on the edges of agricultural communities and wild areas. In the U.S. alone, there are over 60 million urban acres of existing and potential pollinator protection zones.

Bumble bee on bachelor button copyright Katy Pye 2017

Bumblebee on bachelor button
© Katy Pye
















It’s critical, of course, to plant what pollinators will feed, rest, reproduce or nest on/in, but:

— do you know which pollinators are visiting your garden at what levels (a few, a good number, lots)? 

— what plants are they using and does this change over  time?

— what additional resources do you supply and are they used?

— with this information, what garden adjustments might you make to better serve them? 


In 2017, I expanded and monitored my home garden to attract and support more pollinators. My eyes and ears are filled with the flurry of activity. Want to know what I discovered? Some plantings were already working well. But there is always room for improvement and more things to learn in a garden, right? I’ve translated my process into a working journal to help you see deeper into your own garden and help our pollinators.

This site’s pollinator pages and the book are —


but sign up now to keep up with their progress and be notified when the journal is headed for sale. Drop me a note via the form under the Contact Me tab above, and I’ll put you on the notification list.


In the meantime, here are more recent visitors in my pollinator garden paradise and the link to my 2017 Pollinator Week article.

Caught napping © Katy Pye 2017

Caught napping
© Katy Pye 2017

California Sister © Katy Pye 2017

California Sister
© Katy Pye 2017


Longhorn bee on Rhododendron flower © Katy Pye 2017

Longhorn bee on Rhododendron flower
© Katy Pye 2017