Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project director Allyson Siwik talks to Lone Mountain Natives co-owner Tricia Hurley about pollinators – butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, beetles, flies and other insects that help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants and nearly 75% of our crops. Without these animals, we wouldn’t have many fruits, vegetables and nuts – nor much chocolate or coffee – all of which rely on pollinators.
Habitat loss, pesticide use and other factors threaten our pollinators that in turn threaten our food security, food sources for wildlife, and the health of our ecosystems. How we can help out pollinators and mitigate threats to these important animals?
More information on threats to pollinators and how to create pollinator-friendly gardens:
- Lone Mountain Natives
http://www.lonemountainnatives.com (http://www NULL.lonemountainnatives NULL.com/)
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
https://www.fws.gov/pollinators (https://www NULL.fws NULL.gov/pollinators/)
- Xerces Society
http://www.xerces.org (http://www NULL.xerces NULL.org/)
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Earth Matters / Tricia Hurley on Pollinators