PHOTO GALLERY | #Parks4Pollinators Photo Contest Spotlights Pollinators’ Importance

Jun 19, 2018 10:05 AM ET

To address the critical need to increase pollinator habitat for beneficial insects, such as honey bees, monarch butterflies and others, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) have teamed up on a new “Parks for Pollinators” campaign aimed at raising public awareness of pollinator health and encouraging local action through public parks and pollinator gardens.

The Parks  for Pollinators campaign kicked off in June with an online photo contest. All month long,  the public is encouraged to post a pollinator photo on social media using the hashtag #Parks4Pollinators to have  the chance to win a pollinator garden prize pack with gardening products and tips for taking personal, at-home actions to support pollinator health. Pictured here are entries from the first two weeks of the contest.

According to  a recent poll conducted by NRPA, nearly all  Americans agree that promoting pollinator health should be a conservation  priority across the United States. Promoting pollinator health includes protecting  against the decline and death of pollinators, such as honey bees and other insects, and increasing their habitat.

To learn more about the #Parks4Pollinators photo contest, visit