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Plant a Butterfly Garden: It's National Pollinator Week, so lend a hand to these important creatures and bring f...

Plant a Butterfly Garden: It's National Pollinator Week, so lend a hand to these important creatures and bring f...

Photo: Laurie Vulich related articles By Dan Shapley It's National Pollinator Week (June 20-26, 2011), which makes it a good time to pause, consider all the good that the creatures that pollinate our flowers do for us, and lend a hand to their colorful cause. The best known pollinators, and the most commercially important, are honeybees. About one-third of our food crops is pollinated by honeybees, and commercial beekeepers have been struggling for years with the malady known as colony collapse disorder, which each winter has killed off a substantial percentage of the nation's bees. Backyard beekeeping is a fast-growing hobby in the U.S. Related: How to Start Beekeeping But the world of pollinators is much broader than just honeybees, which are native to Europe. Native bees like orchard mason bee, as well as butterflies and moths, flies, beetles, hummingbirds, bats and oth...

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