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Photographer: Marilyn Rodman “Taken in Ohio Creek Valley”

This is a great shot of our native pollinators filling up with nectar from a musk thistle! The only problem is the musk thistle is non-native and the pollinators won’t need to visit our native plants. That means they may not produce the seeds needed to assure our wildflower wonderland.

What can you do to be a good neighbor and save our ecosystems?

Know what plants need to be managed to protect our habitats. For a complete list of Colorado’s noxious weed species, you can visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s website at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/agconservation/noxious-weed-species