For those who still want a lawn, try a meadow lawn. Combine low-growing flowers, clover, and various grass seeds. This eco-friendly lawn trend is a  beautiful yard that can attract and feed bees and other species.

We’re all in this together. You can help pollinators significantly by growing a diversity of native plants in your space, large, small, or even in pots.

The goal is to provide a diversity of pollinators to create a habitat for the caterpillars of butterflies and moths — plants that provide nectar for bees and some of our birds plus plants that support beneficial insects for our endangered bird population.

This plant list is one that that are easily found in most areas. Check with your local nursery and make sure you are planting NATIVE plants.

Here are just a few:

Milkweed         Asters     Black-eyed Susan    Sunflower

Cosmos    Golden rod     Beebalms       Columbine

Of course, Milkweed — for endangered Monarch butterflies tops my list.