Bees and monarchs
There’s a very healthy bee hive in a hollow white pine just in the woods beyond my yard. They love my fruit trees and various wildflowers and shrubs I have planted. The neighbors have a bit too, but most of the traffic on warm afternoons is between the hive and my plantings. It’s been this way for 10 years. Only a few neighbors on my street treat their yards with pesticides and only 1 within 500 feet of my property.
As for Monarchs, I agree they have rebounded some here in Eastern NY in 2018 and 2019, but no where near the numbers in the early to mid 90s when there would be a steady stream of them migrating toward the SW on warm fall days.
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