In 2007, the Senate designated a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” – a week to raise awareness about the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. During this week, people all over the country celebrate the valuable ecosystem services provided by birds, bees, butterflies, and beetles! So how can you take part this year?
Here are just a few activities you can do, from pollinator.org –
- Display pollinator artwork and outreach materials
- Host a pollinator-themed meal or mixer
- Pollinator planting day at your school, office, local park, or library
- Build native bee houses
- Screen a pollinator film (such as Bee Movie!)
- Plant habitat in your backyard using native plants
- Host a nature walk or pollinator expert lecture
Additionally, check out 7 Things You Can Do for Pollinators –
- Plant for pollinators
- Reduce or eliminate the impact of pesticides
- Register as a share site
- Reach out to others – inform and inspire!
- Support local bees and beekeepers
- Conserve all of our resources; use less and reduce our impact
- Support the work of groups promoting science based, practical efforts for pollinators
For more information, please visit pollinator.org where you can learn even more about pollinators and how we can help them.