One of the best ways to help your local pollinators, including butterflies, moths, bees and hummingbirds, is to plant the locally native plants that they love. The Pollinator Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the animals and insects that pollinate North American ecosystems, farms and gardens, offers free downloadable guides to native plants. These guides are written for specific regions. Just go to the page at pollinator.org and enter your ZIP code, and it will tell you your ecoregion and provide you with a free 24-page guide to the plants that most benefit your local pollinating insects and animals. Go to pollinator.org for your free guide now.
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