Why are pollinators important?
One out of every three bites of food you take is there because of pollinators. Between 75 and 95 percent of earth's flowering plants need help with pollination. Over 180,000 different plant species and at least 1200 crops rely on pollinators for reproduction. Not only do pollinators provide food for us, but they support healthy ecosystems by cleaning the air, stabilizing soils, and supporting wildlife.
What's happening to pollinators?
Many pollinator populations are declining, likely because they are losing critical feeding and nesting habitats. Pollution, chemicals, disease, and climate pattern changes contribute to shifting and shrinking pollinator populations.
How can you help pollinators?
Plant for pollinators
Pollinator plants provide great sources of nectar and pollen. Use these guidelines to help create an inviting habitat for local pollinators.