'Above and Beyond' Today With a Bumble Bee | Roses Are Pollinator Attractants
'Above and Beyond' Today With a Bumble Bee | Roses Are Pollinator Attractants
‘Above and Beyond’ Today With a Bumble Bee | Roses Are Pollinator Attractants

‘Above and Beyond’ with a bumble Bee this morning. It’s Pollinator Week, June 15-21. Roses are pollinator attractants.

'Kimberlina' Floribunda Rose with a Bumble Bee
‘Kimberlina’ Floribunda Rose with a Bumble Bee

Background of Pollinator Week
Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership.

“Eight years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.

'Sunsprite is a Pollinator Favorite
‘Sunsprite’ is a Pollinator Favorite

Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The growing concern for pollinators is a sign of progress, but it is vital that we continue to maximize our collective effort.  The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs the proclamation every year.”*

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Pollinator on Lantana & Silver Mound
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Pollinator on Lantana & Silver Mound in the Rose Garden

The Pollinator Partnership includes both the  U.S. Department of Agriculture &

U.S. Department of Interior announcing that June 15-21 is National Pollinator Week. Let’s Celebrate It!

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

“Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Therefore, Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible. It’s not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively effect all our lives- let’s SAVE them and CELEBRATE them!” According to the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign

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