A bee on Joe-Pye Weed
Image by Erie County Master Gardener Lyn Chimera

A bee on Joe-Pye Weed

Moth on Milkweed
Image by Erie County Master Gardener Lyn Chimera

Moth on Milkweed

Swallowtail Butterfly
Image by Erie County Master Gardener Lyn Chimera

Erie County Pollinator Information

Welcome to the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Master Gardener Pollinator Project!

For more information, please visit our Pollinator Support page.

Scroll through our e-book of pollinator-friendly plants perfect for WNY gardens!

Handouts you can download

  • What is a native plant? Why are they good for pollinators?**Coming soon!

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) identifies planting zones based on an area’s climate and conditions. Erie County has three zones: 5a, 5b and 6a. Knowing your zone helps you choose plants most likely to thrive in your garden.

Resources for WNY gardeners

Special pollinator observances like National Pollinator Week and many more are listed!

Last updated July 19, 2024