If you plant a flower, you will provide food for pollinators like butterflies, bees, beetles, and even some birds. If you have insects, you will attract animals that eat them like frogs, toads, and lizards. If you have frogs and lizards, you will provide food for bigger animals like opossums, snakes, and larger birds.
Insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, AND mammals? Look how many organisms you helped! All because you planted a flower.
My point? GO PLANT FLOWERS! 🙂 Start with the seed balls we sent home today! Our seed balls were made with potting soil, clay, and water. We added a wildflower seed mix in the middle of each ball. All you have to do is plant it somewhere in a pot or a garden, then water it, and wait for the beautiful blooms to arrive!
In addition to making seed balls to take home, we spent time in our meadow sweep netting for insects! Check out the pictures below. We did manage to get pictures of a few of the insects before we released them back to their habitats. Would you like to try and identify them? Check out Bug Guide or iNaturalist for references.