Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 19, 2016

National Pollinator Week June 20 to 26, 2016

Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership. The U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more.

Pollinators are often keystone species, meaning that they are critical to an ecosystem. The work of pollinators ensures full harvests of crops and contributes to healthy plants everywhere.

  • an estimated 1/3 of all foods and beverages is delivered by pollinators.
  • in the U.S., pollination produces nearly $20 billion worth of products annually

Learn more about National Pollinator week at: Pollinator Partnership.


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