As spring turns into summer, more and more plants begin bursting with color and providing food for pollinators like the vast population of bees and butterflies.

Bee researcher Heather Holm, who has turned her Minnetonka landscape into a living laboratory, understands just how important it is to create a healthy ecosystem that attracts pollinators of all kinds.

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Kristen Miller is the community editor for the Sun Sailor, covering the communities of Plymouth, Hopkins and Minnetonka. Email story ideas to

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