Pollinators are important for maintaining habitats that other animals and insects rely on, including us. Many products that we consume, such as oils and waxes, were partially created by pollinators. Pollinators are also responsible for the fertilization and reproduction of most of all plants which allows for a healthy amount of plant diversity. This is why it is important to support pollinators by providing habitats that are pollinator friendly. Planting a pollinator friendly garden includes planting native wildflowers and shrubs which provide nectar and pollen. A list of native plants for Minnesota can be found at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation website linked here. Not only do these plants provide resources to pollinators, but they make for a beautiful, healthy garden!
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For more information on Pollinators, visit: https://xerces.org/pollinator-conservation