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Monday, June 16, 2014

Pollinators Week

This week is National Pollinators Week.  The Pollinator Partnership has lots of information to check out.  We often think of honey bees as pour primary pollinators, but in the wild, Wasps, Bumble Bees and Solitary bees all play a roll in assuring we have the fruits and vegetables we like to eat.  Pollinators are also important in assuring we have seed for our forages. 

USDA also has information on pollinators.  Xerces Society is an excellent source of information on pollinators.  Here is a list of foods that require insects for pollination.  This booklet looks like an excellent source of information.  The good news is that you don't need to be a big land owner to have an impact; every back yard can be enhanced to support pollinators. 

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