How to garden for bumblebees

By Tom Oder, Mother Nature Network

Would you like to have your neighbors buzzing about how good your garden looks? There’s an easy way to do that and help an important native pollinator.

Plant a bumblebee friendly garden. You’ll do yourself and bumblebees a favor.

Several once-common species of North American bumblebees are suffering significant range restriction and reduced abundance, according to a recent survey by the Xerces Society. Xerces is an international nonprofit that advocates for invertebrates and their habitats. Surveys like the one on bumblebees are important.

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