Banner image: A bumblebee (Bombus sp.) visiting the flowers of Rocky Mountain goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata). (Credit: Julian Resasco) 

The next time you go for a hike, take an extra moment to appreciate the seemingly ordinary life all around you. A house fly, humble yarrow weed and other “generalist” plants and pollinators play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity and may also serve as buffers against some impacts of climate change, finds new CU Boulder research. 


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