Occasionally one finds a publication that is so good it needs to be advertised, and Michigan State University has just produced one of these. The title of the publication is "Protecting and enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes".
While Michigan is a long way from Texas, the practices for pollinator protection are the same, and many of the pollinator-friendly plants are the same. Some of the topics covered in the 29 page free publication are:
- Plants, shrubs and trees known to create better habitat for pollinators.
- How to select plants so that you are providing blossoms throughout the season.
- Problem-prone plants you may want to avoid.
- Best Management Practices to protect pollinators and other beneficial insects during pest management.
If you have an interest in providing habitat for pollinators, this is a must-read publication. There is a small version for reading on-screen and another version for printing in high quality.