Dr. Nigel Raine, a pollinator researcher in the School of Environmental Sciences, spoke to Guelph Today to offer tips on building a pollinator garden.

Pollinator gardens are made to attract birds, bees, beetles, butterflies and other pollinators. Raine said he has one of his own and that even a small garden is a good start to helping support these important species.

Raine holds the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation and is a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and the Linnean Society of London. His research focuses on pollinator behaviour and the monitoring of wild pollinator populations in Ontario.