Bees are normally the first that come to mind when thinking about nature’s pollinators, but birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, and other beneficial insects provide this valuable service. While there are a number of large pollinator events held around the country every year, one of the best things you can do is to simply educate yourself on the different pollinators, and what you can do to make their “job” easier. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service pollinator webpage is a great source of information about pollinators, and don’t worry - you don’t have to be a landowner to help out pollinators. Just about anything can be grown in a container nowadays. If you happen to be one of those people who forget to water your plants, or find it difficult to make time to water there are a number of self-watering planters on the market. Interestingly, numerous studies have found that bees prefer to keep things simple. In other words, bees like working class gardens as opposed to fancy plants. So don’t worry about having the most attractive garden on the block, just make sure it’s pollinator friendly.