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Posted on: June 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Happy National Pollinator Week

Here are some dos and don'ts for pollinator friendly yards and gardens...

The Bring Back the Pollinators Campaign ( recommends these 4 steps in creating pollinator friendly yards and gardens:

1) Plant Flowers
Be sure that you have some blooming flowers every season to provide a consistent food source all season long. Native plants work best ( Flowering shrubs can be a good option for early spring.

2) Provide a Home
Nest boxes are an option. Milkweed is essential for Monarchs. A water source is also a good idea. (

3) Avoid Pesticides
Pesticides are a group of chemicals that kill pests and include herbicides and insecticides. Pesticides can harm non-target plants and animals.

4) Spread the Word
Let your friends and neighbors know the positive steps you are taking to protect pollinators.

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