Ecologists recommend planting native species in your yard to sustain the natural connections between animals and plants. But the most important thing to remember is how to lure in pollinators like birds, bees and butterflies to help cross-pollinate and nourish vegetation. Try planting flowering gum, lavender, begonias, cycads, banksia and other plants. “Connection with wildlife is really important for human beings,” Kaplin says. “If we can take our eyes away from our smart phones for a moment and see nature around us it can actually have a pretty big benefit and reduce stress.”
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