The Importance of Pollinators
by Kristina Lefever
Pollinator Project Rogue Valley holds a vision for a more harmonious world, one where people, plants, and pollinators contribute to one another’s well-being in perfect harmony. Where would we be without our bees and other pollinators? The natural world as we know it relies on bees, butterflies, flower beetles, humming birds, and other specialized creatures for much of the life on this planet. These magnificent pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of most species of flowering plants and trees, as well as the agricultural crops we eat every day.
These plants and the insects themselves, are an integral part of the food chain for birds, fish, and wildlife. Life as we know it would cease to exist without their magnificent and helpful endeavors. Pollinators play a essential role in the natural kingdom, and in humanity’s entire way of life.
We mustn’t take them for granted. Through conscious awareness, we can contribute to their habitats and ensure their survival. Pollinators and other insects are declining at a disastrous rate, and need our help to survive. The pollinator crisis is a global issue…yet we can hold a vision of prospering our pollinators by being of service to them.
What can we do at a local level? Take a stand against pesticide use in your neighborhood and your community. Plant a pollinator garden, no matter how small, lush with native plants, and other flowers favored by pollinators. Bring beauty into your own life through creating pollinator habitats. A farm, a garden, a flower bed, and even potted plants. You will be amazed and delighted as your pollinator guests begin to arrive. As you hear them flutter, buzz, and chirp, your spirits will lift with joy!
Beauty makes the world go around. We must do what we can do to preserve life on this planet. Pollinator Project Rogue Valley invites you to be a “pollinator person.” Contribute to the greater good of the world. Find gentle, joyful, transformative, and creative ways to help pollinators prosper in the Rogue Valley and beyond. Spread the word to others. We hold a vision of “people, plants, and pollinators” co-creating together.
Participate with us! Visit pollinatorprojectroguevalley.com for links to resources and more information.
Pollinator Project Rogue Valley
Pollinator Project Rogue Valley envisions safe, healthy, and thriving pollinator habitat in every community, everywhere. We inspire and empower people to create beautiful and thriving gardens and landscapes within their communities to promote and protect the health of pollinators - for our food systems and ecosystems. We offer educational opportunities and resources about native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, pollinator plants, healthy gardens and landscapes, and about pesticides and safer solutions.