If you plant it, they will come

 In Letters, Opinion

Editor:
Many thanks to Laura Walton for writing the great article on the importance of planting native plants. It really is the case of “If you plant it, they will come.” To quote Dr. Jane Goodall, “Each one of us makes a difference. We cannot live through a single day without making an impact on the world around us – and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make.” Once the weather warms up, take a moment to observe what is taking place in your own personal outdoor space.
If there isn’t much visitation from critters other than hornets and honeybees, there is certainly an opportunity to increase the insect and bird biodiversity by planting native plants and creating favourable habitat. And hey, guess what? The vast majority of Ontario’s native bees don’t even have stingers!
Happy Spring Everyone!
Viki Reynolds and Ian Payne
Not So Hollow Farm, Mulmur

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