Caring for earth: protecting pollinators

06/19/2019 11:35 am


National Pollinator Week, June 17-23, is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

lupine bloom 
A new lupine bloomed this spring following the burn of the prairie on FSPA land.
Our eco crew member spread the seeds (lupine seed is consistent with Oak Savanna habitat and is needed for the
federally endangered Karner blue butterfly species).

Twelve years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

monarch butterfly caterpillars

Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.

Learn more about National Pollinator Week

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