June is National Pollinator Month, a time to reflect on the importance of pollinators and to be mindful of the steps you can take to help them flourish.
Pollinating insects are crucial to our ecosystem, and pollinator-friendly yards and gardens are becoming increasingly popular.
Lush, perfectly manicured lawns have long been a point of pride for homeowners. But, as you may have noticed in your own neighborhood, more homeowners are looking for ways to make their yards pollinator friendly by adding native flowers and plants.
Milkweed, for example, is integral to the survival of the monarch butterfly. Insects lay their eggs on the plant, and it is the only food that monarch caterpillars will eat. Choosing the right mix of plants can make a big difference for butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
You don’t have to replace your entire lawn with native grass and flowers to make a difference. Even small changes are helpful. If you want to attract and support pollinators, check out the the tips in the graphics above and below.
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