Bees, beetles, butterflies, mice, birds, and flies – what do these animals have in common? They're all pollinators! Pollinators carry pollen from flower to flower, helping plants produce the next generation of seeds, fruits, and nuts.

We’ve planted our own pollinator garden at the bluff across from the Headquarters Visitor Centre. Stop by and you might see a yellow-banded bumblebee, a monarch butterfly, or even a ruby-throated hummingbird! Our garden is a gateway to the world of pollinators, and we hope you explore and become inspired to plant a garden too.

Pollinators at risk in Fundy National Park

Many pollinators are getting harder to find and some are in danger of disappearing altogether. Pollution, habitat loss, disease, and climate change all threaten the survival of our native pollinators.

Yellow-Banded Bumble Bee
Yellow-Banded Bumble Bee

COSEWIC status: Special Concern
The Yellow-Banded Bumble Bee is one of Canada’s most important pollinators. You’ll find them everywhere in every province and territory, except Nunavut, and in all sorts of habitats, rural and urban.

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

COSEWIC status: Endangered
The Monarch Butterfly is a remarkable insect. Each year, it embarks on a 4,828 km migration from the mountains in Mexico all the way to Canada! It is the only known insect to go on such a long journey.

Friends of Fundy community gardens

It’s not just the national park – our local communities, organizations, and businesses are working to help pollinators too. The Friends of Fundy are coordinating a network of pollinator gardens in local communities. These will form the Fundy Pollinator Trail – a collection of thriving pollinator habitat along the Fundy coast in the following communities:

  • Alma
  • Cape Enrage
  • Hillsborough
  • Hopewell Cape
  • Riverside-Albert
  • St. Martins

Did you know?

“Wildflowers” are not necessarily native flowers. Any flower that can grow successfully in the wild is considered a wildflower, but only native plants have evolved to attract local insects. Choosing native plants is the best choice for wildlife – they were made for each other!

Learn more about pollinators

Garden plant List
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