Insects come in hugely varied forms and life stages: butterflies, bees, mosquitos, caterpillars, grubs, grasshoppers, mealworms, ticks, cockroaches, and ladybugs.

Some are easily appreciated for their beauty, others are considered pests at home.

Learn more about insects and how we can provide homes for beneficial insects, and what we can do to help manage undesirable insect populations.

Building a House for Native Bees

Honey bees are a non-native species in North America. Though they are important for pollinating agricultural fields, they are not as well suited to pollinating native plants as the native bees.

What can you do to support native bees?

Build a bee hotel! Watch the following video to get some ideas:

Blue Orchard Bee

This Blue Orchard Bee is just getting out of its cocoon. These cocoons are laid one behind the other inside of a hole of the native bee house.