So far, with the help of our new to us small tractor, we have planted two dozen milkweed plants of two varieties in order to encourage monarchs and other local pollinators to stop by for some food. We have also planted three peach trees, 12 blueberry bushes, and a fig bush. The hope is that these plants will draw in some pollinators and also that we will be able to eventually harvest some fruit from them. This past summer and fall season we planted lots and lots of sunflowers and enjoyed seeing not just our honeybees on them gathering pollen, but small native orchard mason bees and other insects as well. These insects also loved the corn field that we planted. Corn is a great source of pollen for these animals. We have installed a small watering trough to act as a water source for the pollinators, but also have a small ephemeral pond area that is there nearly all year round near the plantings. Other resident beneficial insects we saw this year were the praying mantis, ladybugs, braconid wasps, and lace wings (see picture with tiny insect eggs on stalks). We don't use pesticides on our plantings and instead count on our chickens to do some of the pest control for us, so that native pollinators and our honeybees can roam the garden and yard without fear of being poisoned.