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Planting for Pollinators

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  • April 22, 2020
  • by Eliza Varien
  • bees, butterflies, earthday, earthweek, pollinator,
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Promoting Pollinators  Just what ARE Pollinator Species, you may ask? We are talking mostly about bees–of which there are a massive variety–but also butterflies and other insects that move pollen from plant to plant, allowing those plants to reproduce (fruit). These guys are VITAL to the overall health of OUR environment; their populations are threatened and
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