In case you haven’t heard, the bees in our country are in trouble. Our beloved pollinators have been disappearing for decades, and without them, our global food supply will be affected. So one town in Iowa is taking steps to help the situation.
In Cedar Rapids, they’re going to seed 188 acres with native prairie grasses and wildflowers. Their plan is to create 1,000 acres of “bee paradise” eventually, by planting these pollinator-friendly flowers and prairie grasses that prevent weeds and invasive species from taking over.
"With the agricultural boom around 100 years ago, about 99.9 percent of all the native habitat of Iowa has been lost," says Cedar Rapids Park Superintendent Daniel Gibbins, who’s spearheading the project. "When you convert it back to what was originally native Iowa, you're going to help a lot more than just native pollinators. You're helping birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals—everything that's native here relies on native vegetation."
Source: Unique Reporter