What do bees, birds, butterflies, and bats have in common? They’re pollinators. Whether a minuscule mining bee or an Anna’s Hummingbird, they all play a crucial part in their respective ecosystems. They pollinate the flowers of the food we eat as well as those of other plants. Pollinators need our help. Pesticide use, mites, and habitat destruction threaten these wonderful creatures. One of the best ways of helping is to plant pollinator friendly plants and flowers in your garden that provide pollen and nectar year round. Together we can ensure a healthy future for this amazing group of animals. Click here for a great resource for gardens in British Columbia.
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