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Pollination Powerhouse

What insect is responsible for pollinating MOST flowers and plants?

a.  butterflies

b.  bees

c.  beetles

The answer is A. Butterflies!

Attracting butterflies to your garden involves essentially two things: (1) planting the right flowers in the right place, and (2) refraining from the use of chemical insecticides. To attract more species of butterflies, you could add to the butterfly garden a mud puddle, a bowl of rotting fruit, and/or mammal manure. With or without these additional lures, however, many butterflies will be enticed to visit a garden that provides desirable nectar sources which are not poisoned with insecticides.