Last week was National Pollinator Week (June 15-21), a week-long celebration that I didn’t even know existed!
Eight years ago the US Senate declared a week in June to be designated National Pollinator Week. It is now recognized internationally as a week to bring awareness to the decline of natural pollinators: bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and other insects.
And even though the week flew by me (see what I did there?) it’s not too late to explore the promotional material.
- Download a guide for your region to help you choose plants that attract pollinators
- Order brochures, books and kits
- Teach kids how to be kind to pollinators
- Learn how to build a bee condo for native bees
- Request that your state governor proclaim pollinator week for your state
- Learn important facts about pollination
And more importantly, you can plan an event for next year’s pollinator week.