Another hobby of mine is landscaping my front and back yards with plants for pollinators. No more lawn to mow!!! I have been working toward this goal for several years and finally removed the last piece of lawn this past spring. I am not finished because I think it will be a constant process plus I stopped planting to conserve water during the drought. Everything is on drip irrigation. I photographed this Monarch butterfly in my backyard on a butterfly bush (Buddleia) a few days ago. Although I do get butterflies I get large numbers of bumble bees, carpenter bees, honey bees, native bees, and hummingbirds. Then the finches and towhees come in to get the seeds off the plants. I may try a bee hive next year.