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March 21, 2023

What Are Plants That Attract Birds and Pollinators?


Living in the Los Angeles area, we are fortunate to have access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. But do they all attract birds and pollinators? 

While many plants can help improve and beautify your yard, birds and pollinators such as bees and butterflies prefer a certain growth. Why not consider adding plants in your yard to attract them? Not only will they add a touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space, but they'll also provide important habitat for local wildlife.

So, what are some plants that attract birds and pollinators? Let's take a look!

1. California Poppy - This iconic California native plant is not only beautiful but also a great attractant for pollinators like bees and butterflies.

2. Milkweed - This plant is essential for the survival of monarch butterflies. It provides a place for them to lay their eggs, and the leaves are the only food source for their caterpillars.

3. Salvias - These plants are a favorite among hummingbirds, who are attracted to their bright, tubular flowers.

4. Sunflowers - These vibrant flowers are a great source of food for birds like finches and jays, who love to eat their seeds.

5. Lavender - This fragrant plant is a favorite of bees and butterflies, who are drawn to its sweet scent and nectar.

Pollinators like bees and butterflies are essential for the growth and reproduction of many plants. By attracting these pollinators to your yard, you'll be helping to ensure the health and growth of your plants and other nearby flora.

By incorporating these plants into your yard, you'll not only add a beautiful natural touch, but you'll also create an important habitat for local wildlife. You'll be doing your part to help protect our local ecosystem and create a more sustainable environment.

Fun fact: Bees are the most important pollinators of California agriculture — helping farmers grow field crops, fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

When pollination is carried out by birds, it is called "ornithophily." Hummingbirds, spiderhunters, sunbirds, honeycreepers and honeyeaters are the most common species of birds who pollinate, and providing plant life they are attracted to will help keep them around!

Want to create a more sustainable and beautiful environment? Consider adding plants that attract birds and pollinators. With a little bit of care and attention, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that not only looks great but also supports the local ecosystem.

Give us a call at 323- 666-3510 for a complimentary consultation so we can help you bring your landscape to life while supporting local birds and pollinators!

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