List of plants that help insects and therefore birds, NO SIGHTINGS

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Suzanne Coleman

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Sep 25, 2021, 10:22:44 PMSep 25
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Have you seen this yet? This lists keystone plant species for native bees and moths and butterflies (which link in to birds etc.). I'm happy to know I have incorporated many of these already. This list is based on specialist feeders, meaning they depend on a particular plant to survive. Note that fleabane (a favorite of mine for its utility to so many categories of insects throughout spring, summer, and into fall!) is a specialist plant for 12 species of native bees!


https://www.nwf.org/-/media/Documents/PDFs/Garden-for-Wildlife/Keystone-Plants/NWF-GFW-keystone-plant-list-ecoregion-8-eastern-temperate-forests.ashx?la=en&hash=1E180E2E5F2B06EB9ADF28882353B3BC7B3B247D

Suzanne Coleman
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