Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I got an email today from the Xerces Society advertising bumble bee garden kits. Planting for wildlife is a great idea and certainly bumble bees and other pollinators are in trouble. However, not all of the plants included in this kit are native to this area. I suggest if you are interested in planting to provide habitat for pollinators in addition to butterflies and birds, you might print out the list of plants included in the kit and take it to one of the local nurseries and ask them what the native options for these plants would be.