Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 25, 2021

Trailblazing research uncovers urban gardens as a hidden powerhouse for pollinators

Anthropocene reports

Researchers quantified nectar supply in rural and urban areas and found the scale of production in city gardens overwhelming

One major source of widespread pollinator decline is a lack of food and, at first glance, the expansive parking lots and paved city blocks in urban areas may appear to contribute to this scarcity. But until now scientists hadn’t measured urban nectar production on a landscape scale. Pockets of green spaces—particularly gardens—in towns and cities may be providing more sustenance for pollinating insects that previously thought.

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