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

About NYCPWG

The NYC Pollinator Working Group 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.

 


 

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Become a NYCPWG Member

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

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Meet the Pollinators: Ruby throated hummingbird

Meet the 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 fact Their wings beat up to 80 times per second!   PHOTO...
Meet the Native Pollinators: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Meet the Native Pollinators: Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Latin name  Papilio polyxenes Size 8-11 cm  (wingspan) Flight season April-October Host Plant plants in the carrot (Apiaceae) family, including Queen Anne's lace, parsley, carrots, and dill Habitat  Parks, gardens, fields, meadows, and marshes Interesting fact Butterflies have a tube-like...
Meet the Native Pollinators: Eastern Carpenter Bee

Meet the Native Pollinators: Eastern Carpenter Bee

Eastern Carpenter Bee   Latin name  Xylocopa virginica Size: 20-25mm Flight season: March-November Flower preferences Feeds on a variety of flowers, including bluebells, penstemons, and food crops Habitat  Parks, gardens, fields, and meadows Interesting fact Females chew holes in dead...
Meet the Native Pollinators: Eastern Bumblebee

Meet the Native Pollinators: Eastern Bumblebee

Common Eastern Bumble Bee   Latin name  Bombus impatiens Size: 15-25mm Flight season: March-November Flower preferences Feeds on a variety of flowers, including clovers, asters, goldenrods, and thistles  Habitat  Parks, gardens, fields, and meadows Interesting fact They are social bees...
New York City Pollinator Working Group Social on Roosevelt Island

New York City Pollinator Working Group Social on Roosevelt Island

A big SHOUT OUT to Christina Delfico of iDig2Learn who hosted 25 NYCPWG members for our fall event on Roosevelt Island last week! Here's some highlights... Christina and friends Julia Ferguson, Anthony Longo and his son gave us a wonderful tour of...

 


 

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