Pollinators Challenge

This month’s challenge is all about Pollinator Week, officially scheduled for June 18-24, 2018, which marks the 11th year of this important animal celebration.

Pollinating animals travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies that  transfers genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants.  The plants bear fruits, vegetables, and nuts, provide half of the world’s oils, fibers, and raw materials, prevent soil erosion, and increase carbon sequestration.

Typically, we think of bees as the head honcho when it comes to pollination, and while that’s true, birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, and small mammals also play a big role.

This month’s challenge is to plant things that pollinators love!