Master Gardener Tips May 3, 2023

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By Laurie Zitterkopf, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

May is Garden for Wildlife Month. The perfect time of year to establish or improve your habitat for bumble bees and other native wildlife. Several bumble bee species are rapidly declining, and the status of others is unknown. The western bumble bee, the yellow-banded bumble bee, and Franklin’s bumble bee have all vanished from large portions of their range, and the rusty­patched bumble bee was recently listed as officially endangered. Plant native!