NHCC plants attract bees

Member Carol H. has been growing native plants at NHCC for ten-plus years to support native wildlife, including a host of pollinators. Her effort is paying off: She sees many types of pollinators, including a wide assortment of New England’s solitary native bees and (European) hive-based honey bees busily visiting the plants.

In early fall, aster and goldenrod species provide critical support to pollinators long after other flowers are gone. Sadly, goldenrod is often blamed for the allergies caused by ragweed.

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