Each year the US Department of Agriculture announces National Pollinator Week to create a sense of awareness of the huge importance our pollinators are to our well-being. This year National Pollinator Week is being celebrated June 19-25, 2017.
While through the efforts of conservationists and government officials alike we have made some strides to improve the health and well-being of our pollinators, we still have a long way to go. Habitat is being restored. Chemical use is being reviewed. Humans are being educated. Invasives are being checked. But disease and survival of the fittest will still be a factor, and we may not be able to control that as easily.
“The Monarch Highway” is the title for the 2017 Pollinator Poster. To order your copy.
ECOREGIONAL PLANTING GUIDE
If you want to do your part toward helping pollinators, start by developing appropriate habitat. Toni Stahl of Nature Scoop recommends using the Ecoregional Planting Guides provided by Pollinator Partnership. Click on Planting Guides at the top, enter your zip code, press search and click on the link. You’ll be on your way to planting bee-friendly plants.
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