Everyday, we are learning more about the importance of pollinators to the natural world. Numbers vary, but it’s estimated that upwards of one third of food crops depend on animal pollinators. We are also learning that pollinator populations are rapidly declining. The good news is there’s a simple, beautiful way to help – plant more flowers that pollinators need! The poster child here is to plant milkweed for monarch butterflies, but we needn’t be limited to milkweed. Browse through the selections below to easily add some of these beneficial plants to your garden! Consider adding warming surfaces such as flat, decorative rocks for butterflies to rest on. A shallow puddle of water is also always appreciated by our small, hard working animal friends.