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National Pollinator Week

ladybugIt’s National Pollinator Week!  Pollinators, such as bees, birds, bats and insects, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables.

Several years ago, we wrote a story about pollinators, The Birds and The Bees. We thought it was timely to bring it back out and talk about how pollination works.

One great resource for National Pollinator Week (and all year-long) is the Nature’s Partners: Plants, Partners, and You curriculum developed by the National American Pollinator Protection Campaign and the National Gardening Association.

There are so many resources and ideas for pollinator gardens out there.  We’d love to hear some of your favorites or see pictures of your pollinator gardens.

One Response

  1. Thanks for sharing the news about National Pollinator Week. You’ve provided links to many helpful resources.

    In addition, Oregon State Univ. Master Gardener coordinator just posted recently on Garden Bees, http://blogs.extension.org/mastergardener/2010/06/07/garden-bees/

    Other resources some may find handy are: Conserving Pollinators a Primer for Gardeners @ http://www.extension.org/pages/Conserving_Pollinators:_A_Primer_for_Gardeners and the Bee Health community page @http://www.extension.org/pages/Bee_Health_Community_Page, and also the Xerces society, particularly: http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation-roadsides/

    Hope some will find these helpful and hopefully we can collectively contribute to increasing the habitat available for pollinators!

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