Sunday, March 27, 2016

Reasons to be hopeful

Plant food for pollinators

The environmental story, as it's currently unfolding, is sad, but there are reasons to be hopeful. 

This post begins a series on simple things you can do to help  turn things around.   

ONE: Now that spring is here, your backyard is a great place to begin helping pollinators, which are endangered due to habitat loss, monoculture, insecticides and pesticides. 

You can help bees, butterflies and moths (and their caterpillars), hummingbirds and bats by planting flowers that provide nectar and pollen. For example, plant milkweed for butterflies, especially Monarchs, which are in steep decline, and choose native plants whenever possible. You can even create a Monarch Waystation.

City dwellers with access to a patio, balcony or rooftop can participate as well with containers and window boxes. Watch this video for tips and learn more here.

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