All About Pollinators

Who they are, how they live, what they do, and how they interact within themselves and the plants ( flowers, bushes and trees).

Well, first thing, there are several creatures that qualify as pollinators – insects such as bugs, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, wasps and some birds like hummingbirds. What they do is collect and transport pollen (dust-like stuff needed for flowers to reproduce) from one source to another. 85% of flowers need the help of pollinators and that means one in three bites of the food we eat is thanks to pollinators and 18 -27 billion dollars worth of crops in the U.S. every year!

Let’s discover all sorts of fascinating facts about pollinators – who they are, how they live, what they do, and how they interact within themselves and the plants ( flowers, bushes and trees). We’ll talk about how we can actually watch some of this while visiting the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden and the special areas that are available just for pollinators. We’ll also learn how we can protect the precious beings that make our lives so much better.

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