Over in the U.S. at the moment it’s National Pollinator Week. It’s running from the 18th – 24th June and organised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They host a series of events across the country to engage the public and share with them the importance of pollinators like bats, birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects to wildlife, plants and people. Most importantly, it highlights the fact that pollinators are in trouble and need our help.
“Without pollinators, life on Earth would be scarcely recognisable. We depend on these amazing insects and animals for the clothes we wear, the houses we live in and the food we eat,” said Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “Every American should be concerned about alarming declines in our nation’s pollinators, but fortunately everyone can pitch in to help them.”
The celebration of National Pollinator Week began in 2007 with Senate Resolution 580 and a proclamation from the Secretary of Agriculture.