National Pollinator Week 2021
June 21, 2021 - June 27, 2021
National Pollinator Week
Monday, June 21th – Sunday, June 27th
National Pollinator Week is here! What is National Pollinator Week, you ask? It is a time for celebration and awareness of the health of pollinators!
Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem, food chains, and habitat well-being. In the United States alone, bees are essential to the 150 and counting food crops. And while bees are a quintessential pollinator, other pollinators that play just as important roles to the reproduction of plants include butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, bats, wasps, and flies.
As there are a handful of pollinators, there are countless native pollinators to California and some even native to the Owens Valley alone. The number of bees native to California reaches to about 1,600 species and about 200 recorded native butterflies.
In support of our pollinators we are going to feature a native pollinator of the day throughout this important week! Along with a little info about each special species, there may be a fun activity to do with the kids, family, or friends so keep a look out for these as well!
A big action that you can take for our native pollinators and species is planting for them. Certify your garden as pollinator-friendly with ESLT through the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project. Learn more about this here.
Let’s support our winged, buzzing, and busy native pollinators together!
Visit ESLT’s blog each day for info and activities on these featured pollinators:
Monday, June 21st – Squash Bees
Tuesday, June 22nd – Monarch Butterflies
Wednesday, June 23rd – Mason Bees & Blue Orchard Bees
Thursday, June 24th – Leaf Cutter Bees
Friday, June 25th – Hummingbirds
Saturday, June 26th – Globe Mallow Bees
Share this with family and friends!
Please check back soon for new opportunities to get out, explore, and get involved in our conservation efforts here in the Eastern Sierra.