As we are madly sticking tomatoes, peppers, squash and beans into the ground, we need to take a few minutes to remember the living creatures that add to our gardens’ beauty and bounty.
Take for example butterflies. They are gorgeous; help pollinate flowers and vegetables; give a lift to our hearts and a spring to our steps. What would the outdoors be without these fluttering beauties? There has been a lot in the news lately about the declining numbers of monarch butterflies. Too many pesticides and herbicides and too little habitat has made life hard for all kinds of butterflies.
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