What’s best for pollinators?

Scott Stewart, Director of the The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park writes in a recent blog post on native and non-native plants and their benefits to pollinators. One of the greatest benefits of incorporating some non-natives into managed landscape pollinator plantings, he says, is ensuring “nectar and pollen sources are more likely to be present within the landscape for longer periods of time across all seasons, benefiting all local pollinators and increasing foraging benefits for especially vulnerable specialist pollinators,” Scott wrote. He points out that scientific literature is proving this point and also demonstrating the importance of cities and managed landscapes in supporting local pollinator populations. Read the full post here.

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