Bring Home The Butterflies With The AGFC

LITTLE ROCK – The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center is hosting a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. April 17 that’s all about the birds and the bees, literally.  Attendees will learn how to plant native plants to attract butterflies, birds and bees to their yards, and even receive high-quality butterfly-attracting plants to get started transforming their yards into a pollinator paradise.

With billions of dollars in agriculture depending on them to pollinate crops, birds and beneficial insects have a heavy load on their tiny shoulders. Sometimes people’s actions can inadvertently make their job even more difficult than it has to be. Feral cats, insecticides and conversion of good habitat into urban areas or single-species cropland have all taken their toll on pollinator populations throughout the world. Some of these impacts can be reversed without major changes to people’s habits; it just takes a little forethought and effort. Planting native wildflowers is an easy and attractive way to get started that anyone can do, no matter where they live.    MORE

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