Early Spring Habitat Gardening

If you look closely, many pollinating insects and their eggs can be found under fallen leaves and in the stems of your plants as they wait to emerge with the warmer temperatures. The Xerces Society points out, “just like bears, many pollinators hibernate through the winter—and they may need a little help to survive until spring.” So, as you begin to clean up your garden and cut back perennials and shrubs, consider creating a designated space for your garden debris to continue to provide shelter for the beneficial insects that have overwintered like moths, butterflies, and bees.

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