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How to Attract and Conserve Pollinators/Natural Enemies in Your Garden

Swallowtail butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed
Many beneficial insects feed on the pollen and nectar provided by flowering plants. They also need the shelter offered by: Perennial plants growing in untilled areas Woody plant material such as unused firewood Undisturbed soil in areas that are not mowed or cultivated You can be the architect of a...
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