Pollinator Week: Little Steps Mean A Lot For Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Pollinator Week: Little Steps Mean A Lot For Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds Click to Enlarge

UNDATED--This week is Pollinator Week around the country. Here in Minnesota Dr. Bryan Bishop, a biology professor at Concordia Moorhead, says everyone can take little steps to promote the health of pollinator populations, but it may mean sacrificing some of our close-cropped, over-manicured landscaping.

"That provides nothing for them. So we need plants that are going to bloom and have flowers," Bishop said. A habitat with flowering plants that bloom year-round provide the best habitat to keep pollinators in the state going strong.

He adds it doesn't matter if you're in a rural area or in the city, a little patch in your yard can still have a positive impact.

For more on Minnesota Pollinators go to the DNR's website:

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/pollinators/index.html

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