ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proclaims that it’s going to dedicate its sunflower plantings to the folks of Ukraine this spring.
Each yr, the division crops about 130 acres of sunflowers on 15 wildlife administration areas spanning 18 Maryland counties.
Sunflowers are the nationwide flower of Ukraine, which stays besieged by the Russian army.
The main function of DNR’s plantings is to offer a supply of meals for mourning doves, cardinals, chickadees, blue jays, finches and different wildlife species, after the crops mature and dry.
Pollinating bugs like bees and butterflies additionally profit from the considerable nectar and pollen that sunflowers produce. This yr the plantings will serve a twin function by expressing solidarity with the Ukrainian folks.
Displaying the massive yellow flower has turn out to be an necessary method for many individuals all over the world to specific unity and help for Ukrainians who’ve suffered the conflict’s destruction and bravely resisted Vladimir Putin’s aggression in opposition to them.