In 2007, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved and designated a week in June as "National Pollinator Week." Designed to address the urgent issue of pollinator populations, National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them.
"Pollination occurs when pollen grains are moved between two flowers of the same species, or within a single flower, by wind or animals that are pollinators. Successful pollination, which may require multiple pollinators to a single flower, results in healthy fruit and fertile seeds, allowing plants to reproduce. Without pollinators, we simply wouldn't have many crops!"
According to the U.S. Forest Service, "pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at!" It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 bites of food comes to us through the work of animal pollinators.