Take your preferred pollinator out to enjoy their favorite flower – it’s National Pollinator Week!
In 2006, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to designate the last week in June as “National Pollinator Week.”
Why do pollinators matter? Pollinators — butterflies, bees, birds, flies, and lots of other insects — are crucial to food production. This is true whether you are a back yard gardener or commercial farmer. In the US, pollination by honey bees, native bees, and other insects results in $40 billion worth of products each year.
Want to know more?
- Watch this Mission: Pollinator video from the Bug Girls
- Find useful resources here including activities, research, and more
- Then test your knowledge with this Pick the Pollinator interactive quiz
- And if you’re a VA resident, you can sign up for a pollinator license plate here.