Attract beneficial insects in your garden a safe space to propagate, hatch, and hunker down for the winter. Beneficial insects support biodiversity, the foundation for the world’s ecological balance. Beneficial bugs will help pollinate your gardens, reduce pests and help save species that are diminishing fast by supplementing their increasing loss of natural habitats. They are also a fantastic way to introduce kids into nature and gardening by educating them on how balanced ecosystems work.
According to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, three-quarters of the world’s flowering plants and roughly 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce, with more than 3,500 species of native bees helping to increase crop yields. By some estimates, one out of every three bites of food we consume depends on animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds, bats, beetles, and other insects.