Native plants provide food and shelter for pollinators. This helps in the efforts to protect certain species from population decline.
Without pollinators, food production from the majority of our crops would not be possible.
Natural yards also provide habitat connections through the city, allowing wildlife to cross our urban environment to more wild spaces.
Interesting Facts: Non-native ornamental plants support 29 times less wildlife biodiversity than native plants. (Doug Tallamy)
Only 1% of insect species (over 4 million in the world) interact with humans in negative ways. The other 99% pollinate plants, return nutrients to the soil, aerate and enrich the soil & provide food either directly or indirectly for most other animals.