butterfly garden

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department wants to help you take a stand against declining pollinator populations.

The department is incorporating native, nectar-rich plants into its existing wildflower areas in an effort to attract a wider range of populations, including bees, butterflies, bats and hummingbirds.

You can help by planting your own pollinator garden.

Urban biologist Brett Johnson and other park staffers will share tips on planting a pollinator garden and habitat starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Kiest Park wildflower area, on Hampton at Kiest.

“Pollinator gardens are the perfect addition to your yard because they not only provide needed habitat for pollinators, but they help beautify your property,” Johnson says.