Bee-Mine: Sponsor-A-Pollinator | February 10, 2017

Looking for a special valentine’s day gift for that special someone? Just want to help the environment? Well EA’s Bee-Mine: Sponsor-A-Pollinator is here for you!

Populations of native bees, and other pollinators like butterflies, moths, and humming birds are declining around the world due to loss of habitat. U.S. honeybees have recently been added to the endangered species list. Without pollinators, you’d have a third less food on your plate, and many less flowers blossoming along the Charles River.

Luckily, the Esplanade Association, and friends like you, are here to help! Your donation will help the Esplanade create lush and diverse habitat for our imperiled pollinators while beautifying the Park for you and your loved ones for years to come. By selecting native species that provide essential habitats for pollinators, we can increase their presence on the Charles River.

At the $100 level, pollinators include Button Bush Cephalanthus occidentalis, Aronia arbutifolia, and Elderberry Sambucus.

At the $50 level, pollinators for you to sponsor include the New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Bergamot Monarda fistulosa, Goldenrod Solidago, Autumn Brilliance Sedum, Blacked-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia, and Coneflower Echinaeca.

For your donation, you or the person(s) you are honoring will receive letter from the Esplanade Association describing your gift, as well as information about several types of pollinator plants and their benefits for bees and other species.To Sponsor-a-Pollinator on the Esplanade, please pay online. For more information or to sponsor a pollinator today, please contact Abigail Fischer at