An Approach for Creating Site-Specific Planting Palettes to Support Pollinators in the Sky Islands

While the Sky Islands are known for their many pollinator species, certain populations are declining due to habitat loss and climate conditions. In this article, researchers introduce a native “planting palette design approach” to pollinator restoration in the Sky Islands. The plan focuses on increasing landscape diversity by supplementing existing plants with ones that bloom during various seasons, grow at multiple elevations, tolerate high temperatures, and adapt to fire, among other traits.