Biologists are worried because bee and butterfly numbers are dropping. Improper use of pesticides and loss of habitat are likely to blame. You can bring the buzz back by planting a patch of native flowers.
Here are a few native plants that are guaranteed to make your backyard buzz. They look great, too!
Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are nearly as important as sunlight and water to a plant. As pollinators fly from plant to plant, they transfer pollen from one flower to another. Flowers use the pollen to make seeds, which grow into new plants. More than 150 crops in the United States depend on pollinators. Foods such as apples, strawberries, tomatoes, and almonds wouldn’t exist without these busy little flower farmers.
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill