Summer is fast approaching and many of you are observing flower buds and open flowers at your sites as spring wanes. It is a perfect time of year to be celebrating pollinator week, which is June 20-26. In celebration of pollinator week, we will be highlighting pollinator news and resources so that you can enjoy these beautiful and diverse species that are so important to the health and well-being of humans and ecosystems.
If you are looking for pollinator week events and activities in your area, Pollinator.org has wonderful ideas and resources, including an interactive map of pollinator events.
If you are not yet documenting pollinator observations at your site, now would be a great time to get started! There are several pollinator species available to observe, which you can add to your site under "Add or Edit Animals" in your observation deck.
The work that you do to record the seasonal changes in plants and pollinators not only documents phenological changes, but the information you provide helps to conserve and protect the species you are observing. Thank you so much for your efforts.