b'Ive come to you for years, just a tiny customer who helps out in our local schools. I grew up in a very rural town; flowery meadows were the norm for me as a child.and then all this craziness of intensive farming started there too and there was not a flower to pick for a vase. Finding you through the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was the best thing that could happen to me. I save my own seeds now and am as proud as can be.to join you in helping our precious planet. I so love and appreciate what you do.Henrikephoto by Kat Christensen The Woodlands Townshipbooks p 92Planting diverse native wildflowers benefits beesJust as wildlife has suffered from increased fragmentation of land through urbanization, so have bees, beetles, & butterflies. A third of U.S. food supply depends on pollinators. Why the decline in pollinators? Could it be the increased use of pesticides. or light pollution to the night sky? Whatever the reasons, many organizations are offering helpful information and incentives for people to plant pollinator habitats. Pollinators like plants that provide pollen, nectar, habitat, shelter and safety from predators. Pollinators need nectar throughout most of the year, not just spring.'