Life, as we know it, depends on pollinators

"Nature is to be found in her entirety nowhere more than in her smallest creatures." -- Pliny the Elder

More than 75 percent of the Earth's flowering plants depend on bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators. Yet scientists have noted that these hardworking insects and other animals are in trouble. Learn more about pollinators, why they are important, and how we can help them. Our own well-being and the welfare of our planet rests upon their wings. 

a butterfly on a pink thistle flower
What are Pollinators?

Find out what pollinators are and why they are so important to the health of our ecosystems.

a bee on yellow flowers
Pollinators in Peril

Pollinator populations are declining worldwide. Find out what challenges pollinators face and how you can help.

a garden box full of colorful flowers with a sign for a pollinator garden
Help in Your Backyard

Even small changes in our own backyards can help pollinators survive and thrive. Find out how you can help!

Last updated: June 9, 2022


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