Pollinators help make the world go around because they give us delicious foods to eat, healthy ecosystems and help grow our economy.
Pollinators work their magic as they travel from flower to flower, drinking nectar and gathering pollen for themselves or their offspring – helping plants reproduce as they go. Bees are the most efficient pollinators. Other pollinators include certain kinds of butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps and hummingbirds.
However, these important little creatures face challenges like habitat loss and alterations, pesticide use and climate change. The good news is, it is easy to make a difference. Your classroom or group can collaborate with children from across the country to help pollinators with the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s WILD Spaces for Pollinators program.