If you enjoy eating, you can thank insects—in particular, pollinators such as honeybees, wasps and butterflies which provide much of the U.S. food supply. Sadly, pollinators in the United States have been in crisis for more than a decade. Beekeepers continue to report major hive losses each year, while many native bees and other pollinating insects are likely in steep decline—for a host of reasons including habitat loss and pesticide use. That’s why we’re bring attention to the plight of pollinators this Earth Day.
The good news is that there are ways to take steps in your own backyard to save pollinators, and that’s empowering. Check out our video presentation “Protecting Pollinators” for tips and information about ways you can create a pesticide-free sanctuary for pollinators year-round.