Online Originals: Protecting Pollinators this Spring

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WILSON, NC (WNCT)- Wilson Botanical Gardens held a Protecting Pollinators talk to better spread awareness of the importance of pollen, but also the state of pollinators.

A lot changes once it is spring-time like warmer weather, better golf days and vacations.

However, many are not a fan favorite of pollen because they do bring on seasonal allergies.

Pollen can travel by wind or by sticking to birds and insects. 

It is very important to have pollination to maintain fruits, vegetables and our flowers. 

A way to help protect pollinators is to be careful with the pesticides you use.

Another is to buy plants that are native plants to the area that are more conducive to the environment and soil.

Native plants have pollen and a scent that draws in pollinators.

Some examples are wood anemone, carolina lupine, swamp milkweed and eastern blue star.

For more information on flowers or pollinators go to Wilson Botanical Gardens.

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