Given all that is going on in the world these days, you might not have noticed an article about insect populations undergoing “death by a thousand cuts.” (Scientific article in PNAS, AP article carried by various outlets). Essentially, the authors have gathered 12 studies written by 56 scientists around the world showing that insect numbers are in decline.
What to do? Go out and see some insects, of course.
The bottom line is that one way to help pollinators is to plant a diversity of flowers, especially native ones.
Do you plan to plant flowers this year?