Roughly 35% of the world's food production relies on pollinators (butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, beetles). These crops include some of our favorite, nutritious treats: fruits, nuts, veggies, coffee, and chocolate. So how can we lend a hand to our important friends? Welcome them into our gardens!
Your garden allies need a home. Lay out some excess yard clippings, provide hospitable hedges, or lay out a nice decomposing log. Alternatively, consider investing in an artificial nesting box.
Think birdbaths, dripping bottles, or even a simple Tupperware container. Just make sure to change the water 2-3x per week to avoid mosquito breeding.
*Pro tip: Butterflies like muddy puddles for their salts & nutrients
Check out our list of some Florida plants that bees & butterflies love:
Help sustain our pollinators- happy planting friends!