Walk the Nectar Trail this Summer

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By Colleen Schmit

Walk the Nectar Trail in Ketchum this summer and learn how YOU can provide much-needed resources to local pollinator populations and combat their global decline. The Nectar Trail is a series of planters and gardens with a variety of native, pollinator-friendly plants that are cared for without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.

Globally, pollinator populations are rapidly declining due to habitat fragmentation and degradation, excessive and improper use of pesticides, and the spread of disease and pests. You can help combat this decline by planting pollinator-friendly species, buying organic and locally-sourced food, and using non-chemical methods to control pests.

The ERC’s Pesticide Action program works to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers in Blaine County. We advocate for Integrated Pest Management practices, where chemical controls, when necessary, are used in small quantities and only as a last resort.

The Nectar Trail is a collaboration between the ERC and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts as part of their Bees BIG IDEA project. Stop in at the ERC (471 Washington Ave) or The Center (191 5th St) in Ketchum to pick up a printed map.

 

 

 

Colleen SchmitWalk the Nectar Trail this Summer