When winter settles in and bitter winds howl, I marvel at the ability of animals to survive our harsh winters. We know mammals hibernate and hoard, and birds migrate, but what about bees and butterflies? How do they do it?
Pollinator Strategies to Survive Winter
Pollinators, the small creatures responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, employ several strategies to survive winter.
“If you put your hand over a knotweed plant it gets nervous,” joked Tom Lee, UNH associate professor emeritus for natural resources and the environment. “Deep shade excludes many invasive plants. In other words, shade is an ally.”