from one of our two visiting pollinators, #monarch
caterpillars. These two have brought new meaning to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar for me 🐛 The kiddos and I have really enjoyed watching them grow + much on #milkweed
“Pollinators are birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats and other small mammals that help plants reproduce by moving pollen grains from the male to female part of a plant. Plants can also self-pollinate or be pollinated by the wind, but one third of every bite of food we eat is thanks to animal pollinators.” @ecowatch
• Pollinators are necessary elements of our ecosystems + food production. Bees themselves pollinate 70% of the food we eat. •
You can support the bees, butterflies, birds + bats by a creating pollinator habitat in your gardens, planting native plant species to attract them + avoiding spraying pesticides.