Native Plants & Pollinators

Diverse Plant Communities Make Healthy and Resilient Ecosystems

Plants for Attracting Pollinators in


Native plants are one of the best ways to create habitat for pollinators, which are vital to sustaining the habitats and ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay. Pollinators like bees, butterflies, bats, birds, beetles, and even small mammals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies, facilitating the reproduction of most flowering plants. The Xerces Society publishes an excellent list of plants that are best-suited for attracting pollinators in our region.