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Native plants include flowers, shrubs and trees. Native plants are well-acclimated to our growing conditions and require less care.
Flower groupings of 3-5 are attractive to pollinators because they need less energy to forage for pollen and nectar.
Every living creature needs water in order to survive.
Caterpillars are also the number one food source for songbirds.
Discover the fun of growing your own food. On balconies or in a garden it’s easy to plant herbs and vegetables. If it flowers, pollinators will come.
Composting food scraps and plant materials will reduce landfill and serve as a natural fertilizer to improve soil health.
Mow the grass less often, perhaps every 2-3 weeks, especially in May. Clover and dandelions are good for pollinators.
Harvesting and saving seeds from plants in the garden is a simple process and a great way to save money. Share seeds with friends and family.
Shop at local farmers’ markets when possible and buy honey from local beekeepers. They need our support.
Nocturnal pollinators, insects and animals need all of us to turn off our lights.
It’s fun and important work and suitable for every age.