Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saving Butterflies? Now Save the Bees
I just posted a bit about planting milkweeds to help support monarch butterflies. What about specialist bees? These bees, often native, are like some butterflies, in that they need specific host plants. Virginia has a high proportion of specialist bees. For more information, read this: http://vnps.org/specialist-bees-need-special-plants/
and go here for a list of plants to support these bees: http://vnps.org/plants-for-specialist-bees/
Why support bees? We need all the bees we can get for food production and for the very existence of many plants!