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Make a difference in protecting pollinators!

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National Pollinators Week is celebrated June 16 - 22 this year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helps to protect these hard-working animals and insects that pollinate an estimated 75% of our flowering plants and crops. We may not often notice the hummingbirds, bats, bees, and butterflies that carry pollen from one plant to another, yet without them, wildlife would have fewer nutritious berries and seeds to eat, and we would miss the many fruits, vegetables, and nuts that we are dependent upon.

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This week we call your attention to those little known creatures that help nature bring fruits and vegetables to your table. These insects and animals travel from plant to plant, carrying pollen on their bodies, essential for the transfer of genetic material needed to reproduce most flowering plants. These animals are essential for a healthy ecosystem and are in trouble.

Here are 5 simple steps you can take to help pollinators:

Plant: Provide habitat for a variety of pollinators by planting a pollinator garden. To attract pollinators to your yard, choose native plants of different colors, shapes, and heights. Creating variety in flower color and shape will increase the diversity of pollinators that will use the space! Need help in identifying which plants are native in your area? Check through the Native Plant Societies in your area or explore native planting guides available through the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and Pollinator Partnership.

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Build: Create structures for pollinators that nest or roost. Free plans are available for construction of a bee block for solitary bees use small cavities. Want to attract bats to your yard? In addition to pollination, bats also can help by eating insects—including mosquitoes! Bats just don’t live in caves, many species use trees, bridges, or buildings as roost sites. By building a bat house, you can provide habitat for bats in your yard.

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"Tiresome heart forever living and dying, / …I leave you and lock your door."

Celebrate Poetry Month. No. 29.

"Tiresome heart forever living and dying, / …I leave you and lock your door."

Celebrate Poetry Month. No. 29.

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"certain planets will have true / blue skies…"

Celebrate Poetry Month. No. 25.

"certain planets will have true / blue skies…"

Celebrate Poetry Month. No. 25.

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EARTH DAY. 2014.

For the animal shall not be measured by man. They move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston. The Outermost House. (1928).

EARTH DAY. 2014.

For the animal shall not be measured by man. They move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston. The Outermost House. (1928).

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"We made in those days / tiny identical rooms inside our bodies" Celebrate Poetry Month. No. 22. #poetry #poetrymonth

"We made in those days / tiny identical rooms inside our bodies" Celebrate Poetry Month. No. 22. #poetry #poetrymonth