Happy Pollinator Week June 22-28, 2020
The image above shows a honeybee pollinating clover.
June 22-28, 2020 is Pollinator Week, an annual event arranged by Pollinator Partnership (P2). There are events happening all across North America, so check their calendar to see what’s going on in your area.
This year's Pollinator Poster, "Our Future Flies With Pollinators," is by artist Fiorella Ikeue. The beautiful artwork shows the services pollinators provide that contribute to climate and planetary health. We need pollinators and pollinators need us.
This is the 13th consecutive Pollinator Week, intended to bring greater awareness to the critically important issue of pollinator conservation. Pollinator Partnership (P2) founded this initiative back in 2007.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year might not be a typical Pollinator Week, but people across the planet continue promoting pollinator health and well-being via socially distant and responsible events.
This 6-minute video really breaks the theme of pollination down into 3 easy-to-understand segments:
There are many pollinators. Bees, bats, birds, beetles, butterflies, flies, hummingbirds, moths and even a wasp or two, as well as other small mammals.
Check out what’s going on this week to see what's planned in your area. There is so much to learn. One of our favorite offerings is the recipe for a successful garden. If you want a recipe for creating a successful garden, look no further. Check out the NEW North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Garden Recipe Cards–they contain all the ingredients you will need to plan for and plant a successful pollinator garden.
Visit the Pollinator Week website and view the map that highlights all the fun and fascinating things going on for Pollinator Week –including the launch of their exciting “My Pollinators; My Story” feature where you can tell the world about your pollinator garden.
Pollinator Week shines a spotlight on the vital role of pollinators in our lives as well as our agriculture and ecosystems. Pollinators make 1 in every 3 bites of food possible for us. They promote ecosystem health and lay the foundation for a sustainable future. We see benefits from conservation efforts, but many pollinator species still live in grave danger. P2’s commitment to Pollinator Week helps motivate people across North America to help pollinators, and we see this in the enthusiastic response that Pollinator Week evokes.
The Pollinator Partnership is an organization that raises awareness of the critical importance pollinators play in our lives. It is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1997. It is the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems.
There is so much more than we can possibly share here. Please go check it all out and see what’s going on in your area.
Don’t forget to read the recipe for a successful garden, it’s not too late to make one yourself this summer!
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