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Had the good fortune of the state Department of Ag come out and take drone shots of my pollinator planting from last year.
There's 3 row of different native perennials. All are 600' long.

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Spectacular butterfly, Aunt Jane. He has "eyes" on his wings.

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Fantastic project! Are those cone flowers?


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Had the good fortune of the state Department of Ag come out and take drone shots of my pollinator planting from last year.
There's 3 row of different native perennials. All are 600' long.

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Pure, is planting for pollinators a State program?

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Salsa, yes, Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Spooky, I did it through USDA NRCS's EQIP program.
I used the NRCS Practices 422, Hedgerow for pollinators with Practice 484, Mulching (the landscape fabric).
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Default Pollinators at local nursery

I love this nursery because it is huge and is not a big box store. I saw these guys today. I assume one of them is a hummingbird moth, but I'm not that familiar with them. The bee was on Salvia Blue Spires.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast
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Oh! How cool is that hummingbird moth. Something I have only read about and seen online. It sure looks like one. Your lucky day!
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