Pollination is not just fascinating natural history. It is an essential ecological function. Without pollinators, the human race and our ecosystems would not survive. Over 80 percent of the world’s flowering plants require a pollinator to reproduce.
Creatures who assist plants in reproducing include bats, butterflies, moths, flies, birds, beetles, ants, and bees.
Consider the pollinators when planting your garden:
- Choose native plants when possible
- Plant varieties that attract and support them
- Avoid pesticides
- Make water available
Here are some great resources to guide you: