Thursday, July 5, 2012

Plants for Pollinators

Like usual, I research one topic, and I'm drawn to another. Michael Warriner wrote a great piece, "Native bees in Texas," that's posted on the Native Plant Society of Texas website. 

Toward the article's end, he writes, "A great online tool for determining which native plant species are best for your ecoregion of Texas can be found on The Pollinator Partnership’s website. Simply type in your zip code and you will be directed to a downloadable ecoregional-specific planting guide."

Okay, so Sheryl stops and types in her zip code....

Then she learns that her Wildscape falls within the "Southwest Plateau and Plains Dry Steppe and Shrub Province." 

Another click, and Sheryl gets a PDF of "Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers, and Gardeners in the Southwest Plateau Dry Steppe and Shrub Province (including parts of New Mexico and Texas)." 

Cool! On her tablet, she saves the PDF in iBooks so she'll have it for future reference. 

Now back to work. Right? 

P.S. Check out the FREE app, BeeSmart Pollinator Gardener.  

1 comment:

A RioTexas Wildscape said...

So I did the same and typed in our Zip Code, and lo and behold all of South Texas is in the same ecoregion as the Texas Hill Country. Great resource!

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