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Why We Love Pollinators

Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.

Ahhh, how bee-utiful was that video? If you didn't watch it, go back! Pollinators are some truly amazing critters that do so much for the wellness of our planet, but also to us. We have a lot to be thankful for, the least we could do is share our thanks back to our Pollinators.

What are pollinators?

Birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals, and most importantly, bees are pollinators. They visit flowers to drink nectar or feed off of pollen and transport pollen grains as they move from spot to spot.

Pollinators travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants – the very plants that:

  • bring us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts,

  • ½ of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials;