On Friday, June 21, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Pollinator Partnership and others will celebrate the 2013 National Pollinator Week, which is designated as June 17-23.
Pollinators are birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals and most importantly, bees.
They are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of food we eat. However, these invaluable creatures are facing declines.
The push for a Pollinator Week to raise awareness of the dangers to our food supply caused by such things as bee die-off and overuse of pesticides was originally initiated by the Pollinator Partnership.