Best Plants for Supporting Pollinators

On March 22, author of The Living Landscape, Dr. Doug Tallamy, held two lectures, sponsored by the Conservancy, at Franklin & Marshall College. The first afternoon lecture attracted several dozen municipal offices responsible for land planning and an evening lecture inspired over 250 people.

Doug laid out the importance of planting native plants that support insect life, which in turn feeds birds and creates a vitality in landscapes that is being lost to development that includes sterile lawns and foreign ornamental plants.   He shared that our bird populations have dropped by over 50% in the last 30 years and our current pace of habitat destruction, without using native plants, will eventually lead to a landscape without birds or pollinators, threatening life as we know it.

Please do your part and consider using the following list of native plants for any landscape needs you have!

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