Well, I missed National Pollinator Week by a couple of days, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do my share for bees and other pollinators. Did you know that 80% of the world’s crop plants need pollination? And did you know that it’s not only bees that do that? Beetles, mosquitoes, birds, even bats do their part to pollinate plants. That’s why it’s so disturbing to know that pollinators are disappearing at an alarming rate. And if they disappear, it’s almost certain that we will too, because we can’t grow food without them.
Worried? Well, so am I, so let’s see what we can do to help. Here are some links to sites that have more info on helping our friends who help us by pollinating the plants that feed the world.
This site is a very comprehensive one and easy to navigate also. Here, you can find out what others are doing to help pollinators, get involved in one of several projects that are helping bees or find out how bees are important to all of us, whether we’re gardeners, farmers, consumers or just people who love our Mother (Earth, that is).
One of my favorite links on the Pollinator.org site leads to a Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum for Grades 3-6. Getting our kids involved in saving pollinators makes so much sense and the more they know, the more they’ll want to help and spread the word.
Other Pollinator Links:
- Bee Culture – The Magazine of American Beekeeping
- Beemaster’s International BeeKeeping WebRing
- Burt’s Bees, Save the Bees
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