Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Celebrating the Pollinators...

Yes, Cute Husband and I will take any opportunity to party!
And, this week we are in the midst of celebrating Pollinator Week!

There are about 200,000 species of pollinators which include hummingbirds, bats, beetles, bees, ants, butterflies, moths and even wasps.

Without the work of these creatures that transfer pollen grains and ensure fertilization we would have a serious lack of blueberries, melons, peaches, vanilla and almonds.

And if that isn't scary enough, pollinators are also necessary for the healthy production of coffee and chocolate.

The chocolate part really scares me.
The pollinator of chocolate is but a tee tiny fly that is no bigger than a pinhead. So say Hooray! to the next little bee or ant or fly you see!
The best way to bring pollination right into your own habitat is by planting continuous blooming nectar laden plants and avoiding pesticide use.

Perhaps I can talk Cute Husband into celebrating the week with a little chocolate... and wine....

1 comment:

Dawn Fine said...

Oh celebrate with chocolate..
Love those pollinators!