Pollinator Week Begins!

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail feeding on lilac blooms

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail feeding on lilac blooms at the Devonian Botanic Garden

Pollinator Week takes place June 16 – 22, 2014. This is a U.S event, now followed worldwide, first initiated by the Pollinator Partnership, the “largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems”. 

Pollinator Week 2014From the Pollinator Week page:

Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Therefore, Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible. It’s not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively effect all our lives- let’s SAVE them and CELEBRATE them! 

This is a great time for teachers and students to get out into gardens and natural areas to observe pollinators at work. Remember, much the food we eat depends on the vital work of pollinators!

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