What's All the Buzz About Pollinators- October 14, 2016

Bees, flies, wasps, beetles, butterflies, birds, and beyond all pollinate plants and are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Pollinators provide a keystone ecosystem-service, one that is vital for keeping a healthy environment.  


This Conversation on Conservation discussed why pollinators are important, what has been happening to pollinator populations, and what you can do in your own backyard to encourage pollinators. 

Speakers included:
Greg Wechgelaer,  Senior Naturalist & Apiarist at the Greenburgh Nature Center spoke about the importance of pollinators. You can view his presentation here.
Shaun McCoshum's, the Preserve Manager & Educator at Westchester Land Trust presentation highlighted what's going on with the pollinator populations. You can view his presentation here.
Lori Fontanes, co-head of the Rye Sustainability Committee's Healthy Yard Program presented on what homeowners can plant to encourage pollinators.  You can view her presentation here.