Wordless Wednesday: Plight of the Pollinators

This week’s Wordless Wednesday is focused on Pollinator Week (June 17 – 23). Our pictures are from Debbie Roos, Extension agent and Pollinator Lady Extraordinaire from Chatham County, NC. Debbie does many things to help pollinators including creating a Pollinator Garden which she described in her blog post Create a Pollinator Paradise Garden, just yesterday.

 

Pollinator Week 6-2013 Photos courtesy of Debbie Roos, Extension Agent, Chatham County, NC
Pollinator Week 6-2013
Photos courtesy of Debbie Roos, Extension Agent, Chatham County, NC

 

There are many different kinds of pollinators as you can see above; butterflies, bumblebees, bees, moths and even some flies and bats. I’ve titled this week’s Wordless Wednesday Plight of the Pollinators because pollinator populations are declining and bees are particularly hard hit with Colony Collapse Disorder, which I blogged about last year in Pollinator Benefits, CCD, and Citizen Science Takeways.

Would you like to help a pollinator this week? Plant flowers! There is a helpful list of pollinator plants on the web site of Debbie Roos’ Pollinator Garden , the Pollinator Partnership’s planting guides page,  or ideas on our Pinterest Gardening for Pollinators board.

This week’s Wordless Wednesday is from Connie Schultz, Master Gardener/Composter (’95 Cornell) Johnston County, NC