Pollinators play a vital role maintaining regional ecosystems and agriculture. USDA reports an estimated 75 percent of plants rely on animal or insect pollination, with 35 percent food crops depending on the same.

Homeowners can support this important service by planting for pollinators, creating habitat and sources of food to maintain biodiversity in the urban landscape.

Stephen Brueggerhoff is a horticulture county agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Brazoria County. 

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