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Volunteers plant flowers for butterflies, bees in Black Mountain

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday to help bees and butterflies. They planted everything from milkweed to goldenrod at Monarch Meadow on the Black Mountain Greenway. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday to help bees and butterflies. They planted everything from milkweed to goldenrod at Monarch Meadow on the Black Mountain Greenway.

Pollinators, which account for one out of every three bites of food we eat, are in decline.

Volunteer coordinator Emily Sampson said people can help pollinators by simply doing a few things in their yards.

"Especially the monarch. There's been a 90 percent decline in the population of monarch butterflies. If people can add milkweed and pollinator plants in their own backyard, they can make a big impact," Sampson said.

Painters Greenhouse donated the pollinator plants that went into the ground Friday.

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