34. Plight of the bumblebee

Plenty magazine had a small article in their extinction blog today on bumblebees. They have been disappearing for years for reasons that are beyond our knowledge and we therefore don’t know how to save them. This is, of course, very bad news because they pollinate agricultural crops, and who knows how it affects the food chain, but you know it’s going to.

We can, however, do a little bit to help – planting the right plants in our gardens and window boxes. You can find that information at bumblebee.org.

As for me, I’ll have a look at the list again in the spring planting season and make sure I’ve got some of those species along with my regular herbs in my little garden.


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