Bees, birds, butterflies, beetles, and even bats are all keystone species that form the center of a critical ecosystem: pollination. An estimated 1/3 of all foods and beverages we consume—and nearly $20 billion worth of products annually—are provided by pollinators. These species also support terrestrial wildlife, provide healthy watershed, and perform dozens of other essential roles in maintaining our delicate ecosystem.
In honor of National Pollinator Week, it’s time to not only celebrate the pollinators that are so essential to our collective well-being, but also take action to save them. By checking out (and sharing) the latest news, facts, and events happening in your area, you can help raise awareness of just how crucial pollinators are to our food system.
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