‘Above and Beyond’ with a bumble Bee this morning. It’s Pollinator Week, June 15-21. Roses are pollinator attractants.
Background of Pollinator Week
Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership.
“Eight years ago the U.S. Senateâ€™s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as â€œNational Pollinator Weekâ€ marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.
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.Â The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs the proclamation every year.”*
The Pollinator Partnership includes both the Â U.S. Department of AgricultureÂ &
U.S. Department of InteriorÂ announcing that June 15-21 is National Pollinator Week. Let’s Celebrate It!
“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 pollinatorsâ€™ 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 theÂ North American Pollinator Protection Campaign