Protect our Pollinators


September 30, 2021

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Canadian Tiger swallowtail, a migratory pollinator.

For many years, I was told that bees only liked white and yellow flowers. That they would go to other colored flowers only when the first two were unavailable or in short supply. What a myth to believe in. Nothing could be further from the truth. I also grew up believing that bees were the only insects that provided any significant amount of pollination. Looking back on it, I have no idea where I got those foolish notions. As I grew older (and with age comes wisdom, right?), I began to realize that butterflies, moths and other insects were hanging around the flowers and vegetables just as m...

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