What if you couldn't have any almonds or cashews in that nut mix you love to snack on?
What if you couldn't eat sesame chicken because sesame didn't exist anymore?
What if bananas, blueberries and tomatoes weren't on the shelves anymore?
One in three bites of food that we take is due to pollinators, and some of your favorite foods are probably on the list of crops that would be gone if our pollinators vanish due to lack of habitat, food sources and climate changes.
What are some of the crops that need insect pollination to survive?
Slugs to flies, moths to beetles — pollinators come in many shapes and sizes beyond butterflies and bees. These pollinators help one-third of human food sources to grow, but some have become so common that they are seen more like pests instead of beneficial insects, and some have even been eradicated to the point of…Read More
You’ve learned that pollinator populations are dwindling and that you can help by planting native species in your garden to provide habitat and food sources. But what do you plant? It can be overwhelming to look at all the options of native flowers that you can put in your garden. It’s even a lot for…Read More
Most of the time bees can access pollen pretty easily on the anther of a flower, like in the video above; it is passively released by the flower and coats the hairs of pollinators that come to the flower to drink its nectar and gather its pollen. However, about eight percent of flowering plants have…Read More