Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Flower Field, photo by: Jennifer Nitzky
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Flower Field, photo by: Jennifer Nitzky

About NYC Pollinator Working Group

The New York City Pollinator Working Group (NYCPWG) networks and collaborates to conserve beneficial pollinating insects and the resources they need to survive. Our members work on a variety of projects that support pollinator habitat in public and private spaces, provide educational outreach on pollinator protection, and develop advocacy programs and policies around pollinator conservation. Our goal is to be a model for creating pollinator sustainability in urban environments. 

 

With concern over decreasing pollinator habitat in NYC and our commitment to pollinator conservation, NYCPWG recently released Formal Recommendations on European Honey Bee Colonies in New York City. Read the policy statement

NYCPWG is dedicated to raising awareness of NYC's wild pollinators. Find Pollinator related education and events both locally and online HERE


 

Join the NYCPWG Google Group

To subscribe to the NYC Pollinator Working Group email list and start receiving emails from members, send an email or register for the Google Group HERE 

Become a NYCPWG Member

To become a member of the NYC Pollinator Working Group, please complete the application for NYCPWG membership HERE 

Pollinator Week 2022

Pollinator Week 2022

Pollinator Week Events NYCPWG is thrilled to spread awareness of #pollinators and their habitats through a listing of local NYC events that you can participate in. Follow our Instagram account for posts all week and Download our Pollinator Week Events...
NYCPWG Honeybee Policy Recommendations

NYCPWG Honeybee Policy Recommendations

NYC Pollinator Working Group Honeybee Policy Recommendations Honeybee Policy Summary While cities - including NYC - and urbanized areas can provide refuge to pollinators, especially bees, which are under threat in other landscapes, European honeybees (EHBs) can be a threat...
Meet NYC’s Wild Pollinators: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Meet NYC’s Wild Pollinators: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Meet NYC's Wild Pollinators: Ruby Throated Hummingbird Latin name  Archilochus colubris Size 7-9 cm  Flight season April-September Flower Preference Red, orange, and pink tubular flowers Habitat  Parks, gardens, meadows, woodlands, forest edges, and grasslands Interesting facts Their wings beat up...
Meet the Native Pollinators: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Meet the Native Pollinators: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Meet the Native Pollinators is a series aimed to provide an introduction to the many wild pollinators found in and around the NYC region. Learn more about the Black Swallowtail Butterfly below. Latin name  Papilio polyxenes Size 8-11 cm  (wingspan)...
Meet the Native Pollinators: Eastern Carpenter Bee

Meet the Native Pollinators: Eastern Carpenter Bee

Eastern Carpenter Bee Meet the Native Pollinators is a series aimed to provide an introduction to the many wild pollinators found in and around the NYC region. Learn more about the Eastern Carpenter Bee below.   Latin name  Xylocopa virginica...