Backyard plants help protect honeybees, butterflies – South Bend Tribune: Local

By Martin Slagter Kokomo Tribune

KOKOMO, Ind. β€” As Emily Roark strolls through her backyard filled with countless native plants, brushes and trees, it becomes abundantly clear every lifeform has its purpose.

Roark distinguishes which plants attract specific types of birds and insects inside the 75-foot-deep by 95-foot-wide, fenced-in area east of Kokomo, which is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Monarch Waystation and Pollinator Habitat.

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